Menzies Distribution is “optimistic” that strike action by 300 of its employees over pay and bank holiday working rules can be avoided. Of 300 balloted Unite members, most of whom are pickers, packers and delivery drivers at the Scottish firm, 86% voted to strike and 91% voted for industrial action short of a strike. The employees are disputing a pay change implemented in April, which sees them receive £7.25 an hour – 5p above the amended minimum wage. The change removed days in […]
Wincanton has insisted the pay deal it offered staff working on a B&Q contract at its Worksop distribution centre was fair and competitive, after they threatened to go out on strike at the end of the month.
Strike action at UPS’ Gloucester depot has been suspended after progress was made in talks between the parcel company and the Unite union.
Hauliers using TfL’s Woolwich Ferry to cross the Thames are facing severe disruption next month after ferry workers voted to ramp up industrial action with nine days of 24-hour strikes planned in July.