Brighton Asda superstore votes for strike action

Download as PDF

GMB members at Brighton Hollingbury latest to vote to take industrial action

GMB, the union for Asda workers, can this afternoon announce that members at a store in Brighton have become the latest to vote for strike action.

The ballot, which closed this afternoon, was in favour of industrial action at Brighton Hollingbury superstore.

The dispute centres around a number of concerns raised by members in the store, including Health & Safety issues and management bullying.

GMB members have previously taken strike action in Asda stores in Gosport in Hampshire and Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.

The Asda strike committee will meet early next week to decide on next steps.

Declan MacIntyre, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“Four months ago, no Asda store had seen its colleagues vote for strike action.

“Since then, Asda colleagues in Gosport and Wisbech have been out on strike and now workers in Brighton have voted for strike action too.

“This is about Asda workers demanding to be heard – it is the GMB members themselves deciding that enough is enough and standing up to take action.

“Asda is financed by TDR Capital and GMB have grave concerns that their heads might be turned by the debt pile of their other asset, Stonegate pub group – let’s hope this ballot result re-focuses their attention on the plight of our members.”