Help the GMB trade union block the Sainsbury’s takeover of ASDA. This merger is not good for competition and will affect our members working for these supermarkets; it is a bad deal all round. The CMA provisional findings warned that the merger between Sainsbury’s/ASDA could result in substantial lessening of competition in:
Union warns that lives, livelihoods and communities are on the line, not just share prices.
GMB Union, the trade union for ASDA workers, has come out in opposition to the proposed ASDA/Sainsbury’s merger as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released it’s ‘staggering’ provisional findings.
With job losses and closures rampant on the high street, this huge sell off would disastrous for consumers, employees and local communities. Says GMB Union
GMB, the union for ASDA workers, has hit back claims from the City the supermarket’s merger with Sainsbury could ‘absorb’ the sell off of 132 stores.
ASDA management has issued GMB Union with potential redundancy notices for just under 2,500 colleagues in 5 separate areas of work:
Combined Back Office
The GMB negotiating team met with ASDA management on Monday 23rd July 2018.
Progress has been made in recent negotiations, however, GMB rejected the offers below because they fall short of the current rate of inflation (3.4 %) and average pay increases in the private sector.
Are you one of the Colleagues that is on Step Up for your Pension and have lost hours? If so please send us the following details:-
Name, address, age, which store you work at, and how long you have worked for Asda.
The GMB negotiating team met with ASDA Logistics Services management on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May for further pay negotiations. Management put forward 3 pay increase proposals:
Option 1 – 1.3% increase for 12 months
Union warns a ‘bargain basement' deal could risk gambling with 330,000 people’s futures - as workers kept in dark on grocery merger
How people found out about the merger
In mid-February ASDA tabled proposals which included the restructuring of hours and outsourcing security in supermarkets to Cardinal.