Asda to appeal against fine

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Asda is to appeal against an Employment Tribunal’s £850,000 fine. An Asda spokesperson said: “We’re bemused as to why the GMB keep moving in this direction and feel our colleagues – some of whom are their members – would be better served by us spending our time working together rather than preparing for industrial action.

“We’re disappointed with the Tribunal’s decision and, having taken the time to fully consider the ruling, believe it’s wrong and that’s why we’ve decided to appeal.”

The GMB has abandoned plans for a national strike ballot at Asda following talks with the company.

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