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 […]
Wholesale drinks distributor Waverley TBS is being wound-up by its administrators after they failed to find a buyer for the business. The company, which has two large DCs at Punchbowl Park in Hemel Hempstead and Felling, near Gateshead, as well as smaller deports across the UK, was licensed to run more than 300 vehicles. These were operated via a combination of own-account and third party providers. As a consequence of the failure to find an outright buyer, 685 Waverley employees […]
The threat of strike action by at least 2,000 members of union Unite at a number of Tesco DCs in the run-up to Christmas appears to have receded after the supermarket chain made a revised two-year pay offer.