Nearly 200 Sainsbury’s drivers at its Haydock, Merseyside DC plan to walk out tomorrow (Friday 20 June) in a dispute over changes to their pensions. Union Unite claims the strike will cause “substantial” disruption, as 197 drivers begin their shifts two hours later than usual. A further 1,700 drivers and warehouse staff at the supermarket’s distribution centres in Hams Hall, Elstree, Basingstoke, Waltham Point and Rye Park will also be balloted for industrial action, it added. Unite said Sainsbury’s closed […]
Sainsbury’s has followed Tesco in hiking its primary distribution charges in response to rising haulier rates driven by the HGV driver shortage.
Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are being balloted for industrial action by the GMB union after rejecting a 2.5% pay offer.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]