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21 Oct 19 18:15
Date Joined: 06 Jul 10
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Cathy Murphy has worked for Asda for the last 44 years and says it
has been an "absolutely amazing employer".

However, recently the supermarket chain told Ms Murphy she will be
fired unless she signs up to a new contract that will strip her of her
long-service benefits, paid tea breaks and Bank Holidays off.

She is one of thousands of employees who have been told to sign the new
contract before 2 November or leave the business. But Ms Murphy describes it as
"just not fair".

The GMB union says up to 12,000 workers face a choice between signing the
new contracts - which increase wages to £9 an hour but scrap many other
perks - or being sacked in the run up to Christmas.
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Report Angoose October 21, 2019 6:43 PM BST
After tax Profit for 2017 of £666M and for 2018 of £710M.

Yes, we know trading conditions are tough, but they continue to be highly profitable, so treat your staff properly.
Report geordie1956 October 21, 2019 6:47 PM BST
Shame on them ... irresponsible actions by the employer which do not look good to anyone reading about it
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 6:56 PM BST
Perhaps she will get some nice Stollen under the new contract but i'd say read the label
as well as she will the contract...........Her rights are being Stollen alright.
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 6:58 PM BST
Oh Asda,well my mistake there,mums the word....Grin
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 6:59 PM BST
Probably picking on remainers, poor Mrs Murphy.
Report Racingqueen October 21, 2019 7:12 PM BST
most large employers these days are vermin.

This is what happens when stock price and money are your god.

The average lifespan of a S&P500 company in the 60s was 60+ years. Now its 18 and that will only decrease further as incompetent morons who run these companies accept any short term solution that increases stock price in the short term.

The greatest asset Asda has is its workers and they treat them like dirt and then will expect them to turn up the next day with happy smiles for their customers.
Report politicspunter October 21, 2019 7:31 PM BST

Oct 21, 2019 -- 12:59PM, peckerdunne wrote:

Probably picking on remainers, poor Mrs Murphy.

Maybe because she is Irish?

Report moisok October 21, 2019 7:35 PM BST
profits are prophets  - I just like to see their shares doing well - stop whinging - you have even got meagain at it now!!!

where's the stiff upper when you want it - we are under seige from the 4th reich so come on  - buckle up!!!

oh hang on  - they are owned by our american allies    - whoops!!!

I will get my coat
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 7:57 PM BST
Laugh funny chap
Report flushgordon1 October 21, 2019 8:01 PM BST
Mrs Murphy - nhrn
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 8:11 PM BST
Changed from O'Malley.............Laugh
Report Alias October 21, 2019 8:14 PM BST
Welcome to Boris's Britain. Much worse awaits after Brexit.
Report Pleasegivemeanailedontip October 21, 2019 8:17 PM BST

Don’t want to work bank holidays. Asda isn’t a bank, people need bread and milk
Paid tea breaks! Not lunch breaks, tea breaks!
And long service benefits! Here have a bonus because you never found the ambition to get a better job!


I’ll get my coat
Report peckerdunne October 21, 2019 8:20 PM BST
Report flushgordon1 October 21, 2019 8:59 PM BST
To your country , not a European super state?
Report moisok October 21, 2019 10:31 PM BST
BUT THEY ARE FKN COLONISTS - since when were they allowed to buy up england?
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