We are in our second week of national calls to discuss business updates and member’s feedback and questions in relation to the Coronavirus. These sessions are invaluable for both the GMB Union and Asda. We will have two calls each week for the foreseeable future so that we can maintain key lines of communication. Items we have discussed include:
ASDA has agreed to pay 12 weeks pay to all those in the vulnerable category and those caring for extremely vulnerable people from today. This is good news and GMB pressure has paid off. Thanks for all your hard work.
ASDA message from Anthony. As you know, over the weekend the Government changed its guidelines around vulnerable workers.
GMB welcomes Lancaster City Council decision to pay £100 per month honorarium to frontline staff and calls on other employers to do the same.
Well done Lancaster City Council who have decided to recognise the efforts of front line staff by paying them a £100 per month bonus during the Coronavirus pandemic says GMB
Staff including those working in waste collection, vehicle maintenance, house repairs, cleansing, customer services, building cleaning, foodbank assistance will receive the honorarium for the next 2 months at least.
Worrying reports and images emerge of Covid-19 social distancing rules being ignored.
Dear colleagues (Roger Burnley), I want to start by saying thank you for the fantastic service you gave our vulnerable customers yesterday. Generally, the feedback from customers has been great and I’m sure you will all have heard stories to make you feel proud.
For the moment, if colleagues are being asked for their occupation by schools or nurseries they should quote ‘Food Supply Chain – Asda’.
Today has been an even busier day in our stores, if we can imagine that, and it has been especially challenging in central London. Following today's IMG we have reviewed what steps we need to take to maintain everyone’s safety and have taken some decisions today that I wanted to share with you.