Asda grinding their workers down

Workers rights are constantly being eroded by a political and economic system that treats pretty much anyone below management level as disposable units to be replaced if they ask for even a basic level of fairness and dignity. The latest manifestation of this comes with the supermarket giant, Asda, forcing their workers to sign punitive new contracts or face redundancy: Asda staff say forced new contract changes have turned them into “prisoners”.

Under the terms of the new contract, workers will lose paid breaks and Bank Holiday working will become compulsory. Not getting paid for breaks? In a fast moving retail environment, breaks are essential for workers health and wellbeing. To face not get paid for what is a necessity is a sodding insult from Asda management who can’t see any further than the bottom line on their balance sheet. The new contracts will force workers to work Bank Holidays…

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