Asda has warned that 3,000 workers in its stores are at risk of losing their jobs as the chain plans to ramp up investment in online sales. The UK’s third-largest supermarket chain said the shake-up was driven by the shift in demand towards grocery deliveries which charged forward for the sector as a whole at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Asda said that while it had begun consultations with 5,000 of its back office store workers, it hoped the plan would result in a net gain in the number employed by the company. A union, which fought a pitched battle with Asda over new contracts just over a year ago, said it would fight to ensure no compulsory redundancies. But Asda said that, on a net basis, its plans would create 1,500 new jobs as it was seeking 4,500 staff to drive growth in online. Advertisement It was expected that many of those tipped to lose out would be able to take on one of the new roles, Asda said. Those facing the axe were most likely to be in store cash and administrative roles currently and the total included 800 workers at its Dartford and Heston home shopping… Read full this story
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