Asda says its Wisbech store will open as usual this Easter weekend even though a union predicts more than 170 workers will be on strike.  

The GMB Union, which represents workers from nearly all industrial sectors, has warned the weekend is usually one of the busiest of the year for supermarkets.  

Its members 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.  

A spokesperson for Asda says the chain is “disappointed” the GMB “has taken this course of action”.  

He said: “... we can reassure customers that the Wisbech store will open as usual over the Easter weekend.  

“We have taken practical steps in Wisbech to address the points raised by the GMB and will continue to engage with their representatives with the aim of reaching an amicable solution for all parties.”