Asda strike looms in the New Year as union votes for formal ballot

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Asda is facing the looming prospect of a strike by distribution warehouse staff in the New Year, after workers voted to move to a formal strike ballot.

The long-running battle between Asda and GMB looks set to drag into the New Year, with the potential for strike action from warehouse workers and HGV drivers after 94% of staff yesterday voted to move to a formal strike ballot stage.

GMB said the latest move towards a strike came after Asda “failed to offer distribution staff a meaningful pay offer - with inflation running at a 10-year high”.

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