Posted: Fri 25th Feb 2022

Asda to give workers £413 bonus as a thanks for “continued hard work”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 25th, 2022

Asda is to give its store workers a bonus of up to £413 in February’s pay packet.   ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The supermarket chain which has stores in Queensferry, Flint, Broughton and Saltney has said it’s 103,000 hourly-paid workers across the UK will share a £27.8m bonus pot. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The average bonus for a store colleague working full time will be £413, while the average figure for all hourly-paid store colleagues is £269. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Asda says it “remains the only supermarket to offer hourly-paid store colleagues a bonus scheme once they have completed a three-month probationary period.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hayley Tatum, Asda’s People Director, said: “This payout is only possible thanks to the continued hard work and dedication of our store colleagues. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They did a fantastic job serving millions of customers last year, often in challenging circumstances due to the pandemic, and their bonuses are well deserved.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Asda is embroiled in pay row with its lorry drivers, warehouse staff and clerical workers who voted this week to reject a pay offer. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Almost 70 per cent of the 8,000 Asda distribution staff who are members of GMB union turned down the below-inflation pay offer. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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