Unite members at UPS’s London depot in Camden have voted for strike action, something the union claims could severely disrupt the operator’s Christmas deliveries within the capital. Unite and UPS are at loggerheads over the union’s claim that the 120 drivers and loaders at the operator’s Camden depot are being forced to handle unreasonable workloads. UPS has denied the claims, but despite its efforts to resolve the issue 91% of the 120 drivers and loaders at the depot have now […]
Royal Mail and Amazon UK have both launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of temporary staff to assist with the increase in peak volumes expected this Christmas.
BP says it is “disappointed” that the Unite union’s tanker driver members have voted in favour of industrial action over safety, training and terms and conditions. The company says that it, along with other fuel distribution companies, has been working with Unite since 2010 to discuss the union’s proposal to form an industry wide bargaining forum. A spokesman for BP says: “Despite the fact that joint working groups have been established and discussions are still on-going, Unite has decided to go […]
More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April.