ASDA Contract 6 update 22 Oct

GMB Asda union update on Contract 6

22 October 2019

All Asda Members should have received this by email or post by now if not please contact us ASAP on 0161 622 4997

Since April, Asda has been hell-bent on imposing Contract 6. From the outset, Asda has threatened so sack anyone who didn’t sign up. We’ve heard stories of bullying managers intimidating people into signing and in recent weeks the company has sent “find a new job” leaflets to those who have not yet signed.

It is simply disgraceful behaviour from Asda, but they intend to plough on regardless.

Thousands of members have been involved in our campaign since April, meaning we have won some real changes. The latest concession from Asda is that colleagues will receive a pay rise in April – that is where our campaign will now focus, because the campaign will not be over until Asda respect their workers.

Alongside the pay increase we have won:

  • Concessions on non-Festive Bank Holidays. The maximum number of non-festive bank holidays colleagues will have to work next year has moved from 5 to 3.

  • Break window changes. The unpaid break window will move by 10 minutes (minimise loss and maintain contracted hours)

  • Scottish Bank Holiday. January 2nd will continue to be classed as a bank holiday in Scotland.

  • Flexibility/Minimum notification. Will be 4 weeks rather than 3 weeks

  • Security jobs. Security will be placed in its own job family.

  • Transitional payments. Those who lose out will have 18 months of transitional payments.

That’s not to say Contract 6 is good, we all know it isn’t, but together we have made changes that will make a difference.

Members are asking ‘what next’. For those who have not signed, we have put together a briefing. If you have not signed Contract 6, please see info below.

We must be clear to Asda - the campaign is not over.

We will not allow Asda – and Walmart - to continually attack terms and conditions. The law says we need 50% of all workers to be in the union to have proper legal rights, that’s what we aim for next while pursuing tens of thousands of equal pay claims against the company.

We will be in touch again next week, and please rest assured that Saturday 2 November will not be going unmarked.

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB North West & Irish Region
GMB North West & Irish Region


GMB North West & Irish Region