The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
HGV drivers made redundant by RHA members can apply for a free day’s Driver CPC or an HGV driver medical to help them get back to work.
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]