Job losses could mean a bleak New Year for Asda staff

11 December 2017 - Janet Bird

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Up to 840 Asda staff are facing an uncertain start to 2018, with a wave of job losses and pay cuts expected.

A major cost cutting exercise could see hundreds of section leaders removed from store management teams, according to reports in The Guardian newspaper.

Thousands more employees could see their working hours cut, as Asda attempts to reduce shelf stacking hours across 600 stores.

Asda is struggling to regain market share lost to discounters Aldi and Lidl, and has already implemented hundreds of job cuts this year.

In a statement given to The Guardian, Asda said it was involved in a consultation exercise with staff on the cost cutting proposals and would look at redeploying staff where possible, with redundancies considered only as a last resort.

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