The GMB union has called on Asos top brass to reassure its Barnsley warehouse members that their jobs are safe, after the pureplay warned of weak profits this financial year and its shares fell nearly 40%.
"This is very distressing news for our Asos members. The festive period is already an incredibly stressful time for all those working in the Barnsley warehouse. Now they have the added pressure of worrying about their futures," says Neil Derrick, GMB Regional Secretary.
"Despite today's warning, Asos is still a very profitable company with head office staff on huge salaries. GMB is calling for a meeting with the top brass to reassure our hundreds of members - the people who prop up their fashion empire - that their jobs are safe."
Asos declined to comment.