Oxfam has announced them as being bottom of the supermarket ethical scorecard, says GMB Union
GMB, the union for Asda workers, has criticised the supermarket for today becoming the worst paying of the ‘big four’ of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda.
Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:
“Asda needs to get a grip.
“Tesco have now surpassed them on pay, making Asda the lowest paying of the big four supermarkets and one of the lowest paying supermarkets over all.
“On the very same day, Oxfam have announced them as being bottom of their Supermarket ethical scorecard.
“Of particular note was the fact it was below 70 per cent of the listed supermarkets in its treatment of women.
“Asda’s women workers are fighting a lengthy court battle to win Equal Pay, with retail workers demanding equal pay to the distribution workers.
“The company now needs to up pay for their retail staff.
“There is a cost of living crisis and for many Asda workers covering basic bills is a struggle.
“GMB has called on them to bring forward their pay award for next year to bring them in line with other retailers and help their staff by paying them £10:06 not the £9:66 they’ve just been awarded.
“Asda has to view this as a turning point – they can change this now by working with the GMB and committing to be a better employer.”