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 […]
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said it is “disappointed” with union action over plans for compulsory redundancies at its Wakefield manufacturing plant as it is doing all it can to minimise the need for such cuts.
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]
Menzies Distribution is looking increasingly towards the parcels market as it looks to diversify the business to offset falling revenues from its core newspaper distribution business.