Asda Lowestoft strike vote dates announced

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Thursday 29 February 2024
GMB Trade Union - Asda Lowestoft strike vote dates announced

GMB union has announced the dates Asda Lowestoft workers will vote on strike action

The ballot will open on 5 March and close three weeks later on 26 March.

If workers vote to strike, the would be among the first Asda staff in the country to take industrial action.

Workers are angry at a series of issues including:

  • cuts in hours
  • poor quality of training
  • Bullying and unprofessional management
  • Health and safety issues not being addressed
  • Fire safety breaches rampant throughout the store
  • lack of collective union bargaining
  • failure to resolve equal pay case

Lowestoft becomes the fifth Asda to face industrial action after industrial action at Gosport and strike votes at Wisbech and Brighton’s Hollingbury and Marina stores.

Keith Dixon, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“Asda is in a mess.

“Head office failures are being felt by workers; their hours are being cut, the training is poor and health and safety is virtually non-existent, with thousands of breaches at stores across the UK

"It’s no wonder they are angry.

“Asda Lowestoft workers will now have the chance to send a message to Asda bosses; buck up your ideas or we will walk out.”

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