URTU members employed by Wincanton working at the HJ Heinz factory near Wigan have voted in favour of industrial action following a pay dispute. Should industrial action take place between Monday 2 June and Friday 5 June Wincanton has said that comprehensive contingency plans are in place to “ensure that the impact of strike action on customer service is negligible”. A spokeswoman for Wincanton said: “We remain committed to an open dialogue with our employees and their representatives and we […]
Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres in the UK, bringing all warehouse operations carried out by DHL Supply Chain and Wincanton in-house, as part of a long-term plan to “simplify” its distribution operations.
Royal Mail has made an improved pay offer to its management staff, and is to hold two days of meetings with Unite in a bid to end the ongoing pay dispute.
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.