Asda to increase basic pay as contract dispute goes to the wire

Asda Bridgwater

Asda has said it will increase the basic pay of its hourly-paid staff next April, as its dispute with thousands of its staff over their failure to sign new contracts rumbles on.

The supermarket giant said it would increase the basic hourly rate for its hourly-paid staff to £9.18 from April 1, 2020, with staff working in London seeing basic pay increase to £10.31 an hour for additional cost of living allowance.

The contract at the heart of its ongoing dispute with staff was already set to increase basic hourly pay to £9 an hour from November 3 this year.

The retailer said this means staff would receive a second increase in hourly pay rates within 12 months, with some staff seeing a base rate pay uptick of more than 11%.

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