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 […]
Moran Logistics has been served a notice of potential industrial action, after the transfer of 100 drivers into its employment from Arla Foods yesterday (8 March), according to union Unite.
Eddie Stobart drivers facing redundancy at Tesco’s Doncaster DC look set to commence a second period of strike action next week, after talks between the operator and union Unite broke down. Unite rejected an improved severance deal for its 180 member drivers tabled at talks on the 19 October, despite Eddie Stobart claiming the enhanced package was worth an additional £1m. Further talks had been expected towards the end of this week but have now collapsed against the threat of […]