As strike threat deepens, what could spreading industrial action mean for Asda?

Exterior of Asda Gosport store

Industrial action in sectors such as retail, the NHS and transport has been rife over the past couple of years and Asda is the latest chapter in the saga

The first-ever strike at an Asda store took place as a 48-hour walkout beginning on February 9 in Gosport, Hampshire, after being postponed twice to allow for more talks between supermarket bosses and the union.

Three other stores in Wisbech, Hampshire, and Brighton Hollingbury and Brighton Marina, both in East Sussex, are voting on whether to go ahead with strike action as workers complain of issues such as poor health and safety.


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