Strike action at Cemex has been called off after the company agreed to a package of measures that will increase drivers’ annual salary. An ongoing dispute over pay turned into the threat of a 24-hour strike on 26 May after 82 drivers returned an 87% vote in favour of downing tools at the concrete and aggregates firm. The Unite union said industrial action would affect major construction projects, including those at Heathrow and the Mersey Gateway Project. But following further […]
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.