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ASDA lowestoft workers announce strike dates 

19/04/2024

Asda workers have had enough, warns GMB Union

Asda workers Lowestoft have announced the dates they will strike over a litany of work place problems. 

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Almost 200 workers are set to down tools for 48 hours from 00:01 on Friday 10 May until 23.59 on Saturday 11 May. 

Workers are angry at a series of issues including: 

  • Cuts in hours 
  • Poor quality training 
  • Bullying management 
  • Health and safety issues not being addressed 
  • Fire safety breaches rampant 
  • Equal pay not resolved in a timely manner 
  • No collective bargaining with GMB 

Lowestoft will become just the third Asda to face a strike, after workers in Gosport and Wisbech walked out in recent weeks. 

Workers at Brighton Holingbury have also voted to strike. 

Keith Dixon, GMB Regional Organiser, said: 

“GMB members used to be proud to work for Asda, but this once great supermarket is being driven into the ground. 

“Standards across stores are falling – there are thousands of health and safety breaches, including blocked fire exits, fire routes, and fire extinguishers, along with faulty fire alarm systems. 

“Meanwhile an estimated eight million worker hours have been cut across Asda stores [1], so things are only going to get worse. 

“Asda workers have had enough and are flexing their industrial muscle to make bosses do something about it.” 

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