GMB Scotland Welcomes ASDA Pay Increase For Thousands Of Retail Staff
Responding this morning (Monday 25 April) to the announcement that after a workers’ campaign on pay against the cost-of-living crisis (see notes to editors), retail giant ASDA will increase the basic rate of pay for retail staff from £9.66 an hour to £10.10 an hour from this July, GMB Scotland Organiser Robert Deavy said:
“It’s never too late to do the right thing, so the fact that ASDA bosses have listened to our members concerns and increased the basic rate of pay for retail staff is a win for workers.
“Breaking through the £10 an hour threshold is an important moment for thousands of ASDA retail staff in Scotland, but this must be the start of a process that makes work better in this supermarket giant.
“If ASDA genuinely wants to help its staff confront the cost-of-living crisis then they must also settle their equal pay liabilities owed to tens of thousands of women workers in retail and agree to proper collective bargaining on the future of our members pay and conditions.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Organiser Robert Deavy on 07921 289740 or GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.
Notes to Editors:
“ASDA accused of exploiting female shop staff in gender pay gap row”, Sunday Mail, 10 April 2022, access at: <<Asda accused of exploiting female shop staff in gender pay gap row - Daily Record>>
“Scots ASDA staff ‘can’t afford to shop there’ amid cost of living crisis as ‘paltry’ wage rise slammed, Sunday Mail 20 February 2022, access at: <<Scots Asda staff 'can't afford to shop there' amid cost of living crisis as 'paltry' wage rise slammed - Daily Record>>