Planned strike action by Wincanton drivers working for Argos has been cancelled after successful talks between the operator and Unite. Around thirty drivers were scheduled to hold a three day strike beginning at midnight on 20 December. The action was the outcome of a long-running dispute about back-dated holiday pay, with the drivers claiming they were each owed around £700. Today Unite said the strike had been cancelled and that the parties had reached a mutual agreement. Unite regional officer […]
Union Unite is set to ballot five other Sainsbury’s DCs for industrial action next week, following a strike that took place on Friday 20 June.
The first of a series of strikes by Gist drivers over a pay dispute has been suspended for talks to take place, though plans for a further 11 strikes remain.
Wincanton moved record volumes of groceries from one of its DCs to meet a 25% increase in demand as snow fell across the UK. The north England DC increased the shift lengths for its warehouse staff and put additional trailers on the contraxt to meet the demands of shoppers during the recent cold weather. The trailers were pre-loaded to ensure that the turnover of vehicles was maximised while Wincanton’s order management team also worked longer hours to ensure that direct […]