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Strike one for (British) Wal-Mart

Five-day strike by Asda workers

Thousands of Asda distribution workers will stage a five-day strike from 30 June, in a protest over pay and bargaining rights.
The lorry drivers and warehouse staff are based at 20 distribution depots around the UK, supplying the supermarket chain's 300 stores.

The GMB union agreed the strike dates after almost three quarters of those who voted in a ballot backed a walkout.

Asda has said it will try to minimise any disruption in its stores.

"Two-thirds of our depot workers are not GMB members and we expect most of them to come to work," said an Asda spokesperson, who added that the company had been working on contingency plans for "some time".

The two sides do not agree on how many of Asda's 12,500 depot workers belong to the union across its 24 depots around the UK. The GMB says the figure is 7,000 but Asda says the number is nearer 4,500.

The strike action is linked to the GMB's dispute with Asda over the company's refusal to allow it to negotiate nationally for its staff at all Asda depots, which in turn relies on how many members are in the union.

Asda - whose owner, US supermarket giant Wal-Mart, has long resisted union rights in its home operations - says that local collective bargaining takes place at nine of its 24 UK depots.

The two sides also disagree about profit-related bonus pay.

The GMB said it could take legal action against any employment agency which supplies staff to Leeds-based Asda during the strike.

The depot sites include Bedford, Chepstow, Dartford, Didcot, Erith, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Ince George in Wigan, Lymedale Staffordshire, Lutterworth in Leicestershire, Portbury in Bristol, Skelmersdale, Teesport, Wakefield, and Washington.
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Felt sorry for ya - no one else has given a shit about yet another of your silly posts to bother responding....here Jilly Jilly!..
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Felt sorry for ya - no one else has given a shit about yet another of your silly posts to bother responding....here Jilly Jilly!..
I guess one limp response from you is better than none at all.



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Felt sorry for ya - no one else has given a shit about yet another of your silly posts to bother responding....here Jilly Jilly!..

If I had required or desired a response to this post,I would have posed a question.
Knowing how Wal-Mart resist Union membership within their American operations,I found it ironic that the first strike their organisation has ever experienced was in good old militant Britain.
I wouldn't have expected you to grasp the relevance and clearly you didn't.

Anyway,'no hard feelings' eh Shrinkton?
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Hah - it is fun to stir up the gun toting twin brains. You guys are separated by the thickness of Wal-mart toilet paper, - surprisingly 'dense' though eh?.
Hope you're enjoying some heat - I'm considering thermal undies before Willie falls off and I too have to pretend a gender construction.
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Hah - it is fun to stir up the gun toting twin brains. You guys are separated by the thickness of Wal-mart toilet paper, - surprisingly 'dense' though eh?.
Hope you're enjoying some heat - I'm considering thermal undies before Willie falls off and I too have to pretend a gender construction.
Wow--you got a lot of nerve calling someone dense. I can't really speak for DR, but I love trying to decipher your posts. It's like a little game for me. Thanks for providing me with a few seconds' fun. (Bet you hear that very statement from your wife, dontcha Shrimpie?? )

I'm really sorry your penis might fall off, though--that sounds pretty serious. What are you doing on here? Get yourself to a doctor ASAP!!!
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Thrillkill-maybe Asda will do what Wal-mart does here and just hire illegal aliens! The george line can become Jorge(horhey)!
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Thrillkill-maybe Asda will do what Wal-mart does here and just hire illegal aliens! The george line can become Jorge(horhey)!
Talk about a wetback:

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Shrillyone: You're welcome - any admittance of thought before posting is a refreshingly naive admission..dear Lord, maybe you do have tits! What a worry!. Worry not however about my willie and feel (yuk!) cyber nothing more - let alone sorrow.
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