Asda Gosport workers vote for 'historic' strike

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Asda colleagues to walk out at Gosport Superstore from Friday 12 January 2024

Asda faces a 'historic' strike at its Gosport superstore after GMB members voted for industrial action today.

The walkout will be the first at any Asda supermarket in the UK.

The dispute centres around the members’ treatment at the hands of management, which includes wage errors and health and safety concerns, contributing to a work culture GMB is describing as 'toxic'. 

The strike action will commence on Friday 12 January 2024 and is at present set to run until Sunday 26 January, with further days possible.

Nicola Nixon, GMB Regional Organiser said: 

“To my knowledge, no ASDA store has been balloted for strike action before, so this is historic for these members who have been brave enough to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’. 

“The strike action is a cry for help from these hard-working colleagues, who help deliver Christmas for families all across the surrounding area.

“Asda management still have time to stop this strike from happening – if they don’t want the store operations to grind to a halt in January, they need to meet us and actually negotiate with us, unlike the five previous times we have met for pointless and unproductive talks.”