UPS remains hopeful that strike action can be avoided in the run up to Christmas, despite the Unite union’s plan to ballot staff for action at the operator’s London depot in Camden. The union has claimed that the 120 drivers and loaders at the operator’s Camden depot are being forced to handle unreasonable workloads. It has launched a ballot for strike action, with a closing date of 8 November, and says action could hit deliveries in the peak period for […]
Menzies Distribution is “optimistic” that strike action by 300 of its employees over pay and bank holiday working rules can be avoided.
Unite plans to ballot four UPS depots across London for industrial action, extending the dispute that began at the parcel firm’s Camden depot last year.
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.