Menzies Distribution has seen off the threat of strike action after making an improved pay offer to its 300 drivers and warehouse staff. The workforce voted to approve the pay offer by “a significant majority”, according to union Unite, preventing widespread strike action which would have included two 24-hour strikes on the 23 and 26 September as well as a continuous overtime ban. The pay dispute, which threatened to cause major disruption to newspaper deliveries across the UK, arose following […]
UPS expects minimal disruption from today’s (22 November) strike at its Camden depot in London, and remains confident an agreement can be reached with Unite.
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 […]
The Petrol Retailers Associaition (PRA) has said that fuel supplies on Scottish forecourts remain unaffected at present, despite the temporary shut down of Grangemouth oil refinery due to an unresolved clash between its operator, Ineos, and the Unite union.