A ballot for industrial action by drivers and warehouse staff at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has been launched with “severe disruption” to deliveries likely if strike action goes ahead. Some 970 Unite members at 27 of KNDL’s sites in England, Scotland and Wales were today (13 August) invited to vote for industrial action, including the possibility of strike action, in a ballot that closes on Wednesday 28 August. Unite claimed that management at KNDL has “rode roughshod” over […]
Royal Mail managers have voted to accept an increased pay offer, resolving a conflict that saw 4,800 of the carrier’s employees take industrial action earlier this year.
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
Eddie Stobart is facing a third strike by its drivers based at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. Although the operator and Unite had been in talks via Acas in a bid to resolve the long-running jobs dispute, efforts to find a way forward have failed. The 183 drivers, of which 180 are Unite members, have now rejected an improved redundancy offer from Eddie Stobart, and announced they will commence continuous strike action from the 6 December. The union believes this will be […]