Tis the season of goodwill….
Update for all GMB members as Asda,
Whilst many of you will already be aware, I wanted to ensure you had sight of the festive working arrangements, as confirmed by Asda:
"Our Christmas store opening hours are available on the seasonal planning site on OneAsda. Colleagues can enter their store numbers onto the site and it will give them their specific opening hours.
It is time the board stopped thinking about just the money and considered their long serving colleagues’ job security and offering real choice to customers.
Asda bakery redundancies a concern the GMB union, a decision make so quickly after consultation.
For the past weeks we have been in consultation with ASDA over the proposals to end scratch baking, replace with part baked products and make our skilled bakers redundant.
Thank you for all our members who have told us their views which have been passed on through the consultation to ASDA.
GMB union members delighted that the Supreme Court has dismissed the Asda appeal.
GMB trade union has welcomed the news today that the Supreme Court has dismissed Asda’s appeal allowing shop workers to compare themselves to distribution workers in their ongoing Equal pay battle.
Masks are now MANDATORY, GMB union advises ASDA members
At the start of the pandemic we were overwhelmed with calls from members concerned at the lack of PPE/ screens masks etc, no monitoring of social distancing & excessive numbers of customers in stores
We pushed the Company to provide everything you needed to minimize the risks& whilst they were a bit slow off the mark at the beginning, they have done what they needed to do under Government guidelines
Since the beginning of June we have had an increasing number of GMB union members contacting us, who are very anxious and concerned over what appears to be ever increasing numbers of customers in stores. Both myself and our National Union Reps, Cath and Jane have raised informally through the correct process, but the calls reporting this have increased mainly from the Manchester cluster stores, although not exclusively Manchester.
GMB trade union have now, at least a short reprieve for vulnerable ASDA collegues.
Statement from ASDA to GMB trade union members, for the vulnerable colleagues and those living with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable themselves.
As I write to you, it’s now eight weeks since the nation entered ‘lockdown’.
I know what a challenging time this is for all of you who are staying at home to protect yourselves, your loved ones and other colleagues, as you adapt to huge changes to your normal way of life. I do hope you’re keeping as well as you can.
GMB ASDA union update for colleagues - You may have seen that the government had committed to increasing the number of tests for COVID-19 to 100,000 people in the UK per day. More testing will mean the country will have a better understanding of the true number of cases, making sure people who are ill are really clear about the steps they need to take to look after themselves and giving peace of mind to those who don’t actually have the infection.
This payment will be calculated on actual hours worked, based on the average of actual weekly worked hours, between Sunday 15th March 2020 and Saturday 16th May 2020 (or contracted hours whichever is the higher)
GMB ASDA union national retail and distribution reps have been pushing for the thank you payment time be paid at actual hours, so this is good news for all their endeavours.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak and the fast changing nature of things, I've wanted to communicate with you on a daily basis to make sure you're getting everything you need – when you need it. After Easter, if things continue to settle I'm going to step-back these notes, to three times a week, so you can focus on supporting your colleagues and serving your customers.