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1st February 2023

ASDA BOSSES SCOOP £1.4 BILLION PETROL PROFITS – YET SUPERMARKET WORKERS LOWEST PAID OF ‘BIG 4’

ASDA BOSSES SCOOP £1.4 BILLION PETROL PROFITS – YET SUPERMARKET WORKERS LOWEST PAID OF ‘BIG 4’  

Issa brothers trouser monstrous profits while low-paid women workers in their stores are worried they won’t be able to heat their homes this Christmas, says GMB Union 

GMB Union has written to Asda owners the Issa brothers calling for an urgent meeting after the pair’s petrol profits hit £1.4 billion. 

The EG Group, owned by the Issa Brothers, has recorded a rise in gross fuel profits of 20 per cent driven by rising oil prices globally. [1] 

Meanwhile Asda is once again the worst paying of the ‘Big 4’ Supermarkets 

Basic pay for Asda retail workers remains at £10.10 per hour, below Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. 

A recent GMB survey of Asda workers found that 87 per cent of respondents are worried they won’t be able to heat their home this Christmas.  

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said: 

“The Issa brothers are trousering monstrous profits – even buying private jets – while the low-paid, predominantly women workers in their stores are worried they won’t be able to heat their homes this Christmas. 

“It’s a shocking state of affairs. 

“GMB is being denied the opportunity to talk about wages on behalf of members. 

“We call on the Issa brothers to urgently intervene to do the right thing by the hard-working colleagues they rely on and make sure they are no longer the worst paying of the big four.”