Asda staff to receive £17m festive bonus

Asda is to reward its 180,000 staff with a £17 million festive bonus to thank them for their hard work throughout 2013.

The Christmas bonus package includes a £20 Asda gift card, with £5 towards a Christmas party and a free meal.

It also includes double discount days on 19 and 20 November when employees’ 10% discount doubles to 20% on items such as clothes, toys and games, fragances, Christmas wrapping and decorations, electrical goods and food.

The retail organisation will also reward a number of staff with an additional £10 gift card for exceptional customer service.

The festive thank you tops off a year of reward-related incentives for Asda’s employees.

In July, more than 19,000 Asda employees shared a payout of £61.7 million under parent organisation Walmart’s three-year sharesave scheme.

Employees shared a further £26 million bonus following better than expected sales in February 2013.

Hayley Tatum, executive people director at Asda, said: “With Christmas just around the corner, we’re delighted to be able to give something extra back to our employees as a thank you for all their efforts.”