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Asda workers 'bitten, stabbed, punched, and threatened with syringes', report reveals

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One in three Asda employees have been subjected to attacks while on the job, according to a recent study. The survey conducted by GMB, one of the UK's prominent unions, revealed that Asda workers were "bitten, stabbed, punched and threatened with syringes" in a distressing trend nationwide.

The survey, which included nearly 1,000 members, reported delivery drivers being pursued by car and store staff having food hurled at them.

A significant 58 per cent of those surveyed reported experiencing an injury or illness due to work-related incidents. Asda staff have endured spitting, broken bones, bottle attacks, and even death threats against themselves and their families. READ MORE: Aldi launch £40 bladeless fan that rivals Dyson’s £350 version - here’s when you can get it Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer, described the findings as "horrifying" and emphasised that "no one should have to suffer this kind of abuse and violence at work".

She further commented: "But this situation is only going to get worse as staff hours are slashed, leaving fewer people in store and those who are there more vulnerable." The poll focuses on Asda, which ranks among the UK's largest supermarkets, competing with giants such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and budget chains like Lidl and Aldi, reports Birmingham Live.

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