Union Unite has begun balloting more than 200 drivers and warehousing staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK about possible industrial action over pay settlements and redundancy terms. Unite regional officer Mark Plumb said the ballot, which ends on 7 July, was the result of anger over two years of sub-inflation pay settlements and moves by Indesit to lower the value of redundancy payouts. Unite said drivers and warehouse employees received a 1.5% pay rise in 2014 when inflation was […]
Supply chain managers at the Post Office have voiced their discontent over a pay deal that would have seen them awarded an unconsolidated lump sum averaging 2.5% a year for two years.
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
Deliveries to Tesco stores in Yorkshire and the north east could be under threat due to a pay dispute at the company’s Doncaster DC, a union has warned.