Workers at an Asda supermarket in Suffolk have voted to strike over what a union described as a "litany of issues" in the store.

The GMB Union warned that Asda’s owners are "not investing in stores and workers are paying the price," after 122 members of staff in Lowestoft - who are part of the trade union - voted in favour of strike action.

GMB claimed nearly 200 of its members were set to down tools after 87pc voted for industrial action in a ballot this week - on an 80pc turnout.

Keith Dixon, the GMB regional organiser, said staff were angry over alleged bullying, fire safety breaches, cuts in hours, poor quality training, health and safety issues not being addressed and equal pay not being resolved.

GMB said strike dates would be announced in the coming days.

The Lowestoft supermarket on Belvedere Road, off Horn Hill, will become the third Asda to face a strike after workers in Gosport walked out last month and staff at Wisbech have planned strike action over the Easter weekend.

Mr Dixon said staff have "had enough" and they are "walking out to make sure Asda listens".

He added: "GMB is behind every one of our members within Asda Lowestoft in making sure their voices are heard and they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve."

An Asda spokesman said the supermarket had "worked collaboratively with the GMB representatives in Lowestoft" to address the issues, adding they were "disappointed" by the outcome of this week's ballot.

The spokesman said: "We will continue to engage with GMB representatives to try and reach an amicable solution.

"We can reassure colleagues and customers that we have comprehensive plans in place to minimise disruption in the event of industrial action at the store."

According to Asda, 264 people are employed at the store and 139 took part in the ballot.

The spokesman added: "It is important to note that fewer than 50pc of colleagues at the Lowestoft store have said they would support industrial action."