Arla Foods has expressed surprise after Unite said it had instigated legal proceedings in respect of the planned closure of the Hatfield Peverel dairy. Arla intends to close the dairy by the end of July, and in March said 32 drivers working from the site would transfer to Bidvest Logistics, which will be taking on transport duties. At the time Arla said it was “entering into full consultation with all colleagues affected by both proposals, and their trade union representatives”. However a […]
Last-minute talks are being conducted today between Indesit UK and union Unite over the pay and conditions of over 200 drivers and warehouse staff at the white goods manufacturer – just over 36 hours before the first of three separate strikes is due to start.
Industrial action by Unite members at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has been halted, following meetings between union representatives and company managers last week, KNDL has confirmed.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]