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Asda workers are 'terrified for their jobs'

Asda staff have spoken of being "terrified" for their jobs as a Saturday night deadline approaches to sign new contracts or be sacked.
Runcorn store employee Cath Sutton, who has yet to sign, said Asda should be ashamed of the stress it is causing.
The contracts mean unpaid breaks, changes to night shift payments and being called to work at shorter notice.
Asda said it brings it into line with rivals and most of the 100,000 staff affected will be better off.
It is thought about 2,000 staff have yet to sign, but possibly many more. Asda said reports of 12,000 'hold-outs' were "inaccurate", but declined to disclose the latest figure.
The GMB union said many staff felt they could not sign the "inflexible" terms because of disruption to domestic life, and the impact would fall heavily on female employees.
"If I sign it, it will affect me because they can move me into any department," Ms Sutton, 76, who has worked for Asda for 45 years, told the Today programme.
"They can move me on to the shop floor, carrying heavy boxes, filling the shelves."
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