A strike due to begin today by 100 dairy drivers working at Moran Logistics’ Leeds depot has been called off, with an “amicable conclusion” to the dispute reached. The drivers, who had transferred under TUPE regulations last month from Leeds-based Arla Foods to Moran Logistics, had voted in a ballot to take part in a three-day strike starting today over holiday pay and pensions issues. Unite and GMB unions had criticised Arla for “not honouring” agreements with drivers when deciding […]
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.
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.
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.