Asda launches consultation with more than 4,000 staff on changes to roles and pay

Asda store

Asda has begun a consultation with thousands of staff over changes to their jobs, which is likely to lead to the termination of hundreds of roles.

Asda, controlled by entrepreneurs the Issa brothers, plans to end overnight ambient and frozen shifts in 184 smaller superstores. Staff will instead work on ambient between 7pm and midnight, and frozen lines between 7am and 1pm.

The grocer said the proposed change would “mean more colleagues are on the shopfloor during opening hours and follows trials, which delivered improvements in customer satisfaction and product availability”.

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