Asda trials four-day working week
The Asda supermarket chain is trialling a four-day working week at its stores.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, the move is being made to head off a revolt amongst disgruntled store managers.
The trial also includes more flexible working arrangements such as shorter shifts.
The supermarket is currently working to rebuild relations with senior staff as it pursues a “case for change” after an increase in turnover among senior managers.
An Asda spokesperson told The Telegraph: “Since September 2023, we have been trialling a variety of flexible working patterns for managers in 20 stores, including a four-day working week for the same pay and benefits.
“There has been no reduction in the number of hours that hourly-paid colleagues are contracted to work as a result of this trial,
“While we are still evaluating the results, the feedback from participating colleagues has been very positive.”
The new working arrangements will conclude later this month.