Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours

UK’s third-largest supermarket targets staffing levels to cut costs after worst annual results since Walmart takeover

Thousands of Asda workers are facing redundancy or a dramatic cut in their working hours as Britain’s third-largest supermarket chain looks to cut costs.

Asda has begun a consultation with 3,257 employees in 18 under-performing stores, singled out as overstaffed relative to their current sales performance.

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