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Asda workers at Wisbech ‘aren’t going to take it anymore’ and vote to strike

Asda strike has overwhelming support – more than 97 per cent voting to walk out

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More than 170 Wisbech Asda workers are set to strike. Keith Dixon, GMB regional organiser said: “Asda Wisbech workers will now go on strike – just the second time this has happened in an Asda store – after this historic vote.

“They’re understandably angry about slashed hours, a non-existent training programme, bullying management, a lack of understanding for H&S and fire safety and almost no negotiation with GMB.”

He said: “These problems stem from the top; money is being stripped out of the business and workers in stores are feeling the pain.

“Asda workers in Wisbech aren’t going to take it anymore.”

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The GMB says a ballot of members was called after staff complaints of cuts to hours and “management culture”.

Mr Dixon said strike had overwhelming support – more than 97 per cent voting to walk out, with a turnout of 87 per cent.

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Wisbech will become just the second Asda store to face strike action, after more than 100 GMB members walked out at Gosport last month.

Wisbech will become just the second Asda store to face strike action, after more than 100 GMB members walked out at Gosport last month.

He said workers are also angry about poor levels of training and support for their job roles, the equal pay claim dragging on for years, and health, safety and fire safety issues being ignored.

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Wisbech will become just the second Asda store to face strike action, after more than 100 GMB members walked out at Gosport last month.

Strike dates will be announced in the coming days.

 

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