Around 170 Wisbech Asda workers will strike over the Easter weekend, their trade union has announced.  

The GMB Union, which represents workers from nearly all industrial sectors, warns the weekend is one of the busiest of the year for the supermarket.  

They will walk out from 00:01 to 23:59 on Good Friday (March 29) and Easter Saturday (March 30).  

The dispute centres around cuts to hours and claims there is a bullying management culture.   

Workers say they are also angry about poor levels of training and support for their job roles; the equal pay claim dragging on for years; health, safety and fire safety issues being ignored; and a lack of collective bargaining with GMB Union.   

Keith Dixon, GMB Regional Organiser said: “Asda Wisbech workers will strike during Easter weekend, one of the supermarket’s busiest weekends of the year.

“They face cuts to hours, non-existent training, toxic management and multiple health, safety and fire failings.” 

He added: “Asda workers in Wisbech know it’s not good enough.”  

Wisbech is the second Asda store facing strike action. GMB members walked out of the Gosport store in Hampshire last month. 

An Asda spokesperson said: “Although we are disappointed by the GMB’s decision to proceed with this course of action, we will continue to engage with them and listen to their concerns.  

“While any potential disruption to colleagues and customers is unwelcome, we have comprehensive plans in place to minimise any disruption in the event of industrial action.”