Wincanton drivers working for Argos have voted to accept a deal offered to them by the operator to prevent them from taking planned strike action. Around 30 drivers at Argos’s NDC at Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, had planned to strike on 20 December for three days over an unresolved holiday pay dispute. Unite said each of the drivers was owed around £700 by Wincanton for numerous years of holiday pay, but that the operator would not backdate pay beyond April 2016. However […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Technical problems continue to plague the MT Tracker – so I’m afraid we cannot bring you any graphs of share price performance again this week – which is a shame as the industry’s performance on the stock market continues to go from strength to strength with operators hitting record highs.