A row over pay for drivers at paving group Marshalls has resulted in a ballot for strike action, which could result in disruption to supplies at Travis Perkins and Jewson. Union Unite claimed drivers are receiving time and a third for overtime worked, while manufacturing employees there get time and a half and it is demanding fairness on the issue, particularly as chief executive Martin Coffey received a “massive hike” in his pay last year. However, in a statement Marshalls […]
A judgement in the legal claim being brought by the GMB union against four companies involved in the operation of Marks & Spencer’s South Marston, Swindon DC over agency staff pay could take months to be made.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]