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. Some 700 staff at Tesco’s Belfast and Doncaster DCs will be balloted from Tuesday (1 December) on industrial action, said a spokesman for Unite. The ballot will end on 11 December. The union is also poised to announce a separate ballot at […]
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