Retailer Argos has said it managed to operate a normal service for customers despite a strike by warehouse staff at five of its distribution centres on Friday. The 24-hour strike was organised by union Unite in protest over proposed changes to terms and conditions arising from the retailer’s ongoing five-year supply chain transformation plan. The plan involves a new 24/7 shift pattern at its distribution centres that will “severely disrupt” staff’s personal and family lives, the union has stated. Before […]
Eddie Stobart is facing a third strike by its drivers based at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. Although the operator and Unite had been in talks via Acas in a bid to resolve the long-running jobs dispute, efforts to find a way forward have failed. The 183 drivers, of which 180 are Unite members, have now rejected an improved redundancy offer from Eddie Stobart, and announced they will commence continuous strike action from the 6 December. The union believes this will be […]
Sainsbury’s has unveiled plans to develop an online fulfilment DC in Bromley, East London, to help meet growing demand from online shoppers in the region.
Claims by the GMB union that an Asos warehouse had become “a cradle of disease” after warehouse workers contracted Covid-19 have been firmly rebutted by the retailer, as well as by its recognised trade union.