Grangemouth oil refinery has been shutdown by operator Ineos until a shareholder review on Tuesday, despite an announcement earlier today by Unite that planned industrial action at the site had been called off. The refinery had been in a phase of winding down for closure ahead of the strike this weekend known as “cold shutdown”. However, a statement just released by refinery owner Ineos states: “Grangemouth is shut down and will remain shut down. “Grangemouth is financially distressed. The industrial […]
Wincanton drivers working for Argos have voted to accept a deal offered to them by the operator to prevent them from taking planned strike action.
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 […]
Parcelforce Worldwide is facing the threat of disruption, with Unite members set to vote on whether to adopt a ‘work to rule’ policy at the delivery firm due to a pay dispute.