Menzies Distribution is “optimistic” that strike action by 300 of its employees over pay and bank holiday working rules can be avoided. Of 300 balloted Unite members, most of whom are pickers, packers and delivery drivers at the Scottish firm, 86% voted to strike and 91% voted for industrial action short of a strike. The employees are disputing a pay change implemented in April, which sees them receive £7.25 an hour – 5p above the amended minimum wage. The change removed days in […]
Menzies Distribution has seen off the threat of strike action after making an improved pay offer to its 300 drivers and warehouse staff.
With more than 1,500 customers affected by the Olympic Route Network, Menzies Distribution faced a tough job getting newspapers delivered across London during the Games before the 6am curfew. During the past fortnight no one could have escaped Olympics fever as our national newspapers avidly reported every medal win, every Team GB commiseration, and everything in between. For sports journalists and editors on the national newspapers, the London 2012 Games would have been a pinnacle of their careers. They would […]
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 […]