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GMB urges action from Asda as distribution strike looms

The GMB has urged Asda bosses to revise their pay deal to avoid the threat of industrial action amongst distribution centre members.

It comes after nearly 70 per cent of the 8,000 GMB members polled turned down the below inflation pay offer. Meanwhile, almost 80 per cent of the warehouse and clerical workers and LGV drivers said they were ready to take industrial action over pay.

The union is now meeting with members to discuss the next steps.

Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer, said: “The UK is facing the worst cost of living crisis for a generation. Inflation is rampant and energy prices are out of control.”

She accused Asda of offering “a below inflation pay offer that basically means a real terms pay cut”.

She said: “It’s now up to Asda bosses to come back with a reasonable offer and avert the threat of industrial action.”

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