Union GMB is to ballot members at Bidvest Logistics after the company reconsidered the amount it was to increase employees’ pay by. The union said Bidvest had originally offered employees a 1% increase in basic pay, but this was cut to 0.8% to allow it to meet its national living wage obligations for drivers’ assistants. Ahead of the ballot tomorrow (Friday 14 October), the union recommended that members rejected the pay increase and vote in favour of industrial action which […]
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]
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.
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.