GMB at ASOS

at Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield, WF1 3RN United Kingdom

Today the GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region launches its campaign against ASOS. We are launching this page to reach out to ASOS employees. The Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region is one of nine GMB regions that make up the national organisation with over half a million general members employed in workplaces and organisations across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We are the only major trade union in the country that has increased its membership year on year for the last three without resorting to amalgamation or merger like others.


GMB at ASOS
Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road
Wakefield WF1 3RN
United Kingdom
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P: 03453377777
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The GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Region is launching its campaign against ASOS in Barnsley, South Yorkshire to highlight the poor working conditions many employees are subjected to on a daily basis. ASOS is a Global online retailer and have recently seen their profits double from £15.7 million to £30.3 million, published in their last accounts. Who is it who makes ASOS these profits? It’s the workers! The GMB have requested that ASOS meet to discuss issues around Health and Safety, poor working conditions, but still today they refuse. Being left with no other option the GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Region is launching its online social media campaign. We urge ALL employees at ASOS in Barnsley, to join the GMB Trade Union in order to force ASOS into negotiations. Profit should NOT come at the price of workers terms and conditions; neither should it be at the price of poor health and safety. Our message to the employees of ASOS is simple, “Only if you join the GMB will you see improvements within ASOS. Join today, become a member and get your colleagues to join too. Strength is in numbers and power is in unity, so please join now and let us help you better your terms and conditions” Tim Roache Regional Secretary Join using the link below; http://www.gmbyorkshire.org.uk/join-us

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Union slams 'bad employer' ASOS Written by Scott Thompson 01/09/2015 Trade union GMB has hit out against ASOS over working conditions for members at the e-tailer's Barnsley distribution centre. Deanne Ferguson, GMB organiser, says "Last April Nick Robertson, founder and CEO of ASOS, was one of 103 bosses who called in the national media to vote for the Tory Party in the general election. GMB responded that ASOS is against workers having rights and is just a really bad employer." He goes on to claim that members at the Barnsley site have had constant issues with health and safety (e.g hot working conditions, lack of access to water). There is a huge turnover of agency staff and zero hours contracts loom large. Ferguson says: "The company has seen profits double from £15.7 million to £30.3 million as published in their last accounts, yet employees are forced to work in draconian conditions on a daily basis. GMB has requested that ASOS meet as a matter of urgency to discuss members’ concerns about health and safety and poor working conditions, but the company has refused. Profit should not come at the price of workers’ terms and conditions; neither should it be at the price of poor health and safety." When contacted by Retail Systems, Ken Perritt, logistics solutions account director at XPO Logistics, which operates the Barnsley DC for ASOS, commented: "As a company that places people at the heart of its business, we take our responsibilities to all those we employ extremely seriously. XPO Logistics is committed to providing a safe and modern working environment, which is in line with all current legislation. Employee engagement is fundamental to our business and our aim is to ensure that all of our colleagues are not only rewarded for their efforts, but also feel valued and listened to in everything they do. Colleagues at Barnsley are represented by an elected body from within the organisation, in tandem with good relationships with union officials in the area.” ASOS, meanwhile, said in a statement: "As a responsible retailer we take all matters relating to people associated with or employed by our company extremely seriously. We are in dialogue with XPO. We monitor our supplier partners closely and surveys of the staff are carried out regularly. We have instructed XPO to look into the matters the GMB has raised as a matter of urgency and should anything need to be addressed, it will be swiftly."

Published on 2015-09-02 00:05:19 GMT

ASOS Barnsley needs better pay and conditions GMB STEP UP CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE PAY, TERMS AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR MEMBERS AT BARNSLEY DISTRIBUTION CENTRE OF ASOS ONLINE RETAILER Profits have doubled from £15.7 million to £30.3 million yet employees are forced to work in draconian conditions on a daily basis says GMB GMB is stepping up a campaign at giant online retailer ASOS in a bid to highlight and address poor working conditions for members at the Barnsley distribution centre. From the 1.1m sq ft distribution centre in Barnsley ASOS supply consumers in more than 240 countries. Deanne Ferguson, GMB organiser, said “Last April Nick Robertson OBE founder and CEO of ASOS was one of 103 bosses who called in the national media to vote for the Tory Party in the general election. GMB responded that ASOS is against workers having rights and is just a really bad employer. Members at the Barnsley site have had constant issues with health and safety eg hot working conditions, lack of access to water, etc. There is a huge turnover of agency staff, zero hours contracts where workers can be sent home or called in when not on shift. The company has seen profits double from £15.7 million to £30.3 million as published in their last accounts, yet employees are forced to work in draconian conditions on a daily basis. GMB has requested that ASOS meet as a matter of urgency to discuss members’ concerns about health and safety and poor working conditions, but the company has refused. Profit should not come at the price of workers’ terms and conditions; neither should it be at the price of poor health and safety. Our message to workers at ASOS is simple, only if you join GMB will you see improvements within ASOS. We are urging anyone who has not yet joined GMB who works at ASOS to do so, in order that we can improve pay and terms and working conditions on site. We give a commitment to ensure that health and safety issues and other bad working practices are addressed. We will do business with ASOS in public until such time as the company chooses to do business in private by recognizing the rights of their employees to trade union representation.” Ends Contact Deanne Ferguson Regional Organiser Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Region on 07850919933 or 0345 337 7777 or GMB press office 07972 251 823 or 07921 289880

Published on 2015-08-28 04:00:01 GMT

The GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Region are launching its campaign against ASOS in Barnsley, South Yorkshire to highlight the poor working conditions many employees are subjected to on a daily basis. We urge ALL employees at ASOS in Barnsley, to join the GMB Trade Union in order to force ASOS into negotiations. Our message to the employees of ASOS is simple, “Profit should NOT come at the price of workers terms and conditions; neither should it be at the price of poor health and safety. Only if you join the GMB will you see improvements within ASOS. Join today, become a member and get your colleagues to join too. Strength is in numbers and power is in unity, so please join now and let us help you better your terms and conditions” Deanne Ferguson Regional Organiser GMB Trade Union