Asda strike looms after thousands turn down pay offer

21 Feb 2022
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An Asda strike has moved closer after thousands of distribution staff turned down a pay deal. 

Almost 70 per cent of the 8,000 GMB members polled turned down the below inflation pay offer. 

And nearly 80 per cent of the warehouse and clerical workers and LGV drivers said they were ready to take industrial action over pay. 

GMB will now meet with members to discuss next steps. 

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:  

“The UK is facing the worst cost of living crisis for a generation. 

“Inflation is rampant and energy prices are out of control. 

“Yet Asda workers are being taken for mugs with below inflation pay offer that basically means a real terms pay cut. 

"They’re not going to take it lying down – it's now up to Asda bosses to come back with a reasonable offer and avert the threat of industrial action.” 

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