Menzies Distribution has put “robust” contingencies in place to ensure service continuity, after the Unite union said its members would strike next week over a pay dispute. Members of Unite will hold two 24-hour strikes on the 23 and 26 September over what the union describes as a “pitiful” pay offer. According to the union the dispute is about a pay change implemented by the operator in April, which sees workers – pickers, packers and delivery drivers in the main […]
The DX Group shareholder leading the charge against the company’s proposed acquisition of John Menzies’ distribution arm has increased its holding in the company by 10%.
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.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]