Friday, 26 October 2018

Supermarket giant Asda considering up to 2,500 job cuts



Supermarket giant Asda is to begin consultations with staff on changes that could mean up to 2,500 job cuts.

 
An Asda representative said the firm needed to consider changing employees' roles and working hours.


Asda, which has been owned by US retail giant Walmart since 1999, has agreed to merge with rival Sainsbury's.


Union representatives said the news would not put workers' minds at rest about the merger and pledged to fight any job cuts.


The proposed merger is the subject of an inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).


Areas of work likely to be affected in the job cuts include petrol sales, bakery departments and back-office staff, reports say.


Jobs in the George clothing sales areas could also be subject to changes.





BBC      News.