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Dear GMB member,

GMB Scotland In ASDA – Severe Weather Grievance Update

The priority of GMB Scotland is the defence of your interests.

That's why after the severe weather earlier this year which made it extremely difficult for most people to get to work, GMB Scotland lodged a regional grievance with ASDA to try and improve the company’s three options to cover the time lost.

ASDA has now agreed that this will no longer be the individual stores decision and it will be up to you to choose which of the three options works best for you. Remember, if the store manager chooses to close the store you will still be paid.

  1. That you work extra hours to cover the short fall
  2. You take annual leave to cover the days you missed work or  
  3. You lose the pay for these days

I would like thank everyone that signed the grievance petition. If you have any issues or concerns in your workplace, get in touch with GMB Scotland.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at: robert.deavy@gmb.org.uk

Robert Deavy

GMB Scotland ASDA Lead Organiser

Latest Pensions Up Date

Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in ASDA – Important Pension Claim Update!

The priority of GMB Scotland is the defence of your interests.

As you know, GMB has lodged a ‘failure to agree’ with your employer over the recent imposition of changes to your pension scheme.

But ASDA’s roll back hasn’t just put members to the bottom of the UK supermarket retail pension league table, many colleagues have been relegated out of the pensions league altogether.

As a result, we’re speaking to the Unions solicitors about a potential legal claim. Here’s what we need to find out:

If you were part of the ‘Step Up’ scheme and are now unable to meet the minimum pensionable earnings threshold of £5,876, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

GMB may be able to lodge a claim for compensation on your behalf – but we need to hear from you by Friday 22 June 2018 so we can assess the potential claims.

Do contact us about this, or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07921 289740 or email robert.deavy@gmb.org.uk

Bob Deavy

GMB Scotland Organiser

GMB Scotland Update: The Great ASDA Pensions Rollback Latest - What does it mean for you?

Make A Noise about the ASDA Pensions Rollback

ASDA wants to roll back the value of your pension by closing the existing Start-Up and Step-Up arrangements and then introducing a new Start-Up scheme for hourly colleagues. Read more and download a flyer in Additional Resources below.

Additional Resources

ASDA Bottom Of The UK Retail Pensions League

download pdf890Kb (pdf) - 12 February 2018

Download and read the latest GMB Scotland leaflet

The Great ASDA Pensions Rollback Latest - What does it mean for you?

download pdf1231Kb (pdf) - 05 February 2018

You can download this guide to see how the ASDA pension proposals affect you

Make A Noise about the ASDA Pensions Rollback

download pdf1078Kb (pdf) - 26 January 2018

Download GMB Scotlands ASDA Rollback Flyer

GMB Scotland ASDA Newsletter December 2017

download pdf848Kb (pdf) - 21 December 2017

Download the latest GMB Scotland ASDA Newsletter