Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers.

The strike, organised by union Unite at the retailer’s Basildon, Bridgwater, Castleford, Magna Park and Heywood DCs, came to an end on 26 July - the date that Argos was due to launch its latest catalogue.

The union had claimed around 1,000 staff would take part, and that the industrial action would “severely affect” both the launch of the catalogue and subsequent customer deliveries.

A spokeswoman for Argos told the retailer could not confirm the number of staff who took part in the strike, but added: “The strike did not impact our service to customers, catalogue launch or new product ranges.”

The dispute between the retailer and the union, which has already involved two other strikes including one on 4 July, revolves around Argos’s plans to move to a new shift pattern which the union feels staff are not being adequately compensated for.

The Argos spokeswoman, however, told us: “100% of our colleagues have accepted the terms and conditions of their individual contracts and we are working hard to understand the basis for Unite’s dispute.”

Unite has so far not commented on the outcome of the strike.