Asda staff protest against new contracts amid 'bullying’ claims

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Asda staff will take part in a mass demonstration outside its head office today over claims the grocer is “bullying” workers into signing new contracts.

Members of the GMB union will march from Leeds city centre to the supermarket giant’s head office on Great Wilson Street at midday to rebel against the new terms.

Asda put around 3,000 employees into consultation in April over proposed changes to their contracts, which would see their basic hourly rate of pay increase to £9 an hour.

However, the new deals also strip out paid breaks and would class bank holidays – other than Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year – as normal working days.

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