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 […]
Tesco has been drawn into the Eddie Stobart Doncaster row as drivers at the DC prepare to start a third wave of strike action tomorrow (6 December). The supermarket chain, which runs the DC’s warehousing but outsourced the transport operation with 183 drivers to Eddie Stobart in August, has made a point of not commenting on the jobs row until now. However, after Unite last week rejected the latest offer from Eddie Stobart, a spokeswoman for the chain said: “We […]
The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require.