Asda ‘worst paying’ big four supermarket

Asda is the worst paying ‘big four’ supermarket in the UK, according to the GMB Union.

The organisation claimed that while other companies are trying to protect staff from the cost-of-living crisis, Asda is happy to “watch workers struggle”.

The union says that basic pay for Asda retailer workers is £10.10 per hour.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Aldi have recently increased wages to help their employees cope with rising costs and inflation.

GMB alleges that Asda cancelled its driver premium payment which was meant to last until December, leaving delivery drivers at “an industry low”.

“It should be a source of massive shame for Asda they are now the worst paying of the big four,” said Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer. “Only last week Asda refused a meeting with GMB representatives to discuss the important issue of pay.”

Houghton added: “While other companies are trying to protect hard-working employees from the cost of living crisis, Asda seems happy to sit back while its workers struggle. It’s time for Asda’s new owners to focus on investing in staff, instead of further debt leveraging Asda to expand their empire.”

Retail Systems has approached Asda for comment on the claims.

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