Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has avoided strike action after it agreed to revert back to former staff contracts. Last week, refuse vehicle drivers reached a 97% majority in favour of strike action following an 18-month battle over employment terms and salaries. Union GMB told MT that the proposed contracts essentially forced its members to work bank holidays for no extra pay. Earlier this week, GMB official Paul Grafton said: “The council wilfully breached an ACAS Binding Arbitration agreement. GMB […]
Vehicle testing operations at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could be disrupted tomorrow (20 November), after union Prospect confirmed many of its 580 members within the DVSA will be out on strike.
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union could be heading to arbitration service Acas to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout last week by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart took over the transport function at Tesco’s DC in August and in September said it wanted to remove it and use its nationwide network to […]
The Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete.