More than 700 Co-operative Food drivers are preparing to take strike action against the retailer’s proposal to transfer 87 Coventry-based drivers to Eddie Stobart. A ballot today of 700-plus drivers at the Co-operative saw support for industrial action with 77% voting in favour of strike action and 84% voting for industrial action short of a strike. Unite, which organised the ballot said the vote gave the union a “strong mandate” from members to fight the transfer. National officer for retail […]
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.
Stobart Group’s plans to partially divest its transport business, creating a new private company Eddie Stobart Logistics, has received the backing of shareholders at a general meeting today.
Unite has ruled out any further strike action at UPS’s London depot for the remainder of the year.