// Asda faces growing pressure from MPs to end new pay proposals
// Over 150 MPs signed a letter denouncing Asda for attempting to push through “unscrupulous contract changes”
Asda is facing pressure from MPs to end its condemned new pay proposals for employees.
More than 150 MPs signed a letter enclosed by Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh denouncing Asda for attempting to push through “unscrupulous contract changes”, which could leave up to 3000 staff worse off.
Asda chief executive Roger Burnley is set to receive the letter.
Asda said last month that it was speaking with staff over proposals to simplify its terms for its hourly paid workers.
The grocer said it aimed to raise the basic rate of pay to £9 per hour for all shop-floor staff.
However, McDonagh’s letter accused Asda of using the new rates of pay as a “smokescreen” for axing unpaid breaks, according to City AM.
McDonagh called on the business to “ensure that no Asda employee receives a pay cut” following the changes.
Asda said 95 per cent of workers would be better off with the proposed changes, while McDonagh argued that 2700 employees would lose as much as £500 per year.