13) Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite “We are lucky to have an exceptional officer in Tony Devlin to work with,” retired industry stalwart Peter Larner told Motortransport.co.uk earlier this year in reference to the Unite officer’s skill in negotiating between transport bosses and workers. Indeed, Devlin, along with fellow regional and national union officers, have successfully represented the interests of 75,000 road transport workers during 2013 – in a sector Unite says is “rife with TUPE transfers” – ensuring employers […]
The Unite union has stoked the fire of an HGV drivers’ strike after accusing employers and the government of a “brazen lack of respect” which was now coming home to roost.
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]
Wilko’s decision to cut sick pay for distribution and retail workers has sparked a “massive public backlash” according to the GMB union, which also warns strike action could follow.