Asda workers face the sack as contract deadline looms – UKMALAYALEE

Asda workers face the sack as contract deadline looms

Monday 4 November 2019 3:43 AM UTC

LONDON Nov 4: Workers at Asda are to be given “a little longer” to agree to new contracts, even though a deadline of midnight on Saturday remains in place, it has emerged, MSN.co.uk reported.

Hundreds of employees have been reluctant to accept the deal on offer, which includes terms such as unpaid breaks.

While the supermarket chain says the “vast majority” of the more than 100,000 people affected have signed up, many are holding out and have marched on the company headquarters to voice their opposition.

Less than 24 hours before the midnight deadline, Asda said it was giving staff “a little longer” to consider whether to sign, with a second deadline being set for 10 November.

a person in a yellow truck on the street: The front of a city bus is up in the air after a sinkhole opened under it during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh on October 28, 2019.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County says only the driver and one passenger were aboard the bus when it plunged into the hole. The passenger was taken to a hospital for a minor injury and the driver was uninjured.

A spokesman said: “Colleagues can still turn up to work, but anybody working after Saturday night will be doing so on the new terms, including the increased pay rate of £9 per hour, as these will be the only terms that exist in Asda.

“We have been absolutely clear throughout this process that we don’t want any of our colleagues to leave us and have worked extensively with them and union representatives to understand and address any concerns.”

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