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More than 1,250 Asda workers demand supermarket acts to stop violence

18 Aug 2021
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GMB to hand in 1,250 letters from terrified supermarket workers asking Asda for protection in wake of ‘Spiderman’ gang attack

GMB, the union for Asda workers, will gather outside of Asda Clapham Junction on Wednesday to present more than 1,250 letters calling on the supermarket to act to stop abuse and violence against staff. 

The event takes place at the Clapham Junction store where GMB members suffered a terrifying mob attack on July 22.

When: Wednesday 18th August 2021 at 12pm Midday
​Where: Asda Clapham 204 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1JG

Workers were beaten and hospitalised, with shocking footage viewed by thousands on social media.

GMB calls on Asda to act against any customer who abuses or assaults Asda staff and ensure the workforce are kept safe

Mark Wilkinson GMB Senior Organiser said:

“Retail workers have worked throughout the pandemic helping to ensure the country is fed. Despite this they continue to face abuse and assault on a daily basis.

“The abhorrent attacks on Asda Clapham Junction staff, which many will have seen on social media, are the final straw

“Nobody should face that sort of violence and abuse just for doing their job. 

“GMB members working for Asda have two clear demands – Asda must prosecute whenever a colleague is abused or assaulted, and they must put in place adequate security in store to ensure staff are safe.

“Nobody can possibly think these are unreasonable demands. Asda must act before more people are seriously hurt."

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