Asda employees share £27.8 million bonus pot


Asda has announced that 103,000 hourly-paid store colleagues across the UK will share a £27.8 million bonus pot in February’s pay pocket.

Although the amount received by each employee depends on various individual circumstances, the average bonus for a full-time store colleague is £413 and the average figure for all hourly-paid store colleagues is £269.

The Big 4 grocer remains the only supermarket to offer hourly-paid employees bonus schemes once they have completed a three-month probationary period.

The bonus comes as part of a benefits package which also includes 10% off shopping in-store and online, a company pension scheme and discounts on a range of services and activities.

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“This payout is only possible thanks to the continued hard work and dedication of our store colleagues,” Asda’s people director Hayley Tatum said.

“They did a fantastic job serving millions of customers last year, often in challenging circumstances due to the pandemic, and their bonuses are well deserved.”

The news comes after the trade union, GMB, claimed that Asda would effectively become a “minimum wage employer” if it didn’t increase its pay offer.

The union said the retailer has “imposed” a “below-inflation” pay increase as ONS figures revealed inflation currently sits at 5.5%.

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