The first of a series of strikes by Gist drivers over a pay dispute has been suspended for talks to take place, though plans for a further 11 strikes remain. The 24-hour strike by around 20 drivers at Gist’s M&S distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead, which delivers food to stores across London and the South East, was due to begin at midnight last night (30 June). But the Unite union announced yesterday that the strike would not be going ahead, […]
Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]
Matalan drivers at the retailer’s Knowsley DC have won up to 6% in pay rises after the clothing retailer agreed to improve its original offer.
The threat of further industrial action by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit has receded after conciliation talks held at Acas last week led to a revised pay offer.