ASDA workers share windfall

Thousands of ASDA workers are set to take home £61.7 million after a Walmart Sharesave scheme matured.
The investment programme allows staff to put between £50 and £250 of their salary per month for a three-year period into a fund and they are then allowed to buy shares in the supermarket giant at a 20 per cent discount – as well as receiving a tax-free bonus.
Since the scheme launched in 1982 more than £650 million has been paid out to workers.
Hayley Tatum, executive people director at ASDA, said: “This record bonus pot reflects the success we’ve seen this year, all of which is down to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues across the business.”
Ms Tatum also thanked her workforce and said the Sharesave programme was a way to show appreciation for playing their part in the supermarket’s profitability.
One of the members who has benefitted most is Teresa Halliday from Crawley, who will use her windfall to arrange a wedding with her fiance of 26 years.