Cemex is bracing itself for possible industrial action following a ballot among drivers. A vote among 74 HGV drivers based at depots in Rugby, Tilbury, Barton-on-Humber and Newport came after they rejected the company’s pay offer, which the Unite union said amounted to a pay cut in real terms. It warned that there will be project delays if its members back industrial action and said Cemex needed to offer a pay deal which “which better reflects the contribution drivers make […]
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 […]
Tradeteam delivery drivers are gearing up for strike action after their union balloted for industrial action in a row over “unmanageable loads”.
Wincanton has said it doesn’t expect to be affected by the dispute between union Unite and Argos over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers despite managing the majority of the retailer’s transport operation.