A row over pay for drivers at paving group Marshalls has resulted in a ballot for strike action, which could result in disruption to supplies at Travis Perkins and Jewson. Union Unite claimed drivers are receiving time and a third for overtime worked, while manufacturing employees there get time and a half and it is demanding fairness on the issue, particularly as chief executive Martin Coffey received a “massive hike” in his pay last year. However, in a statement Marshalls […]
A nationwide strike ballot is to be held at UPS depots nationwide according to union Unite, after talks to resolve workers’ claims of unreasonable workloads proved unsuccessful.
BP says it is “disappointed” that the Unite union’s tanker driver members have voted in favour of industrial action over safety, training and terms and conditions. The company says that it, along with other fuel distribution companies, has been working with Unite since 2010 to discuss the union’s proposal to form an industry wide bargaining forum. A spokesman for BP says: “Despite the fact that joint working groups have been established and discussions are still on-going, Unite has decided to go […]