Matalan drivers have rejected a pay offer after the deal was changed at the eleventh hour, according to the GMB union Matalan had originally offered a pay deal to its drivers at its Knowsley DC which was acceptable to members, but a GMB spokesman told MT: “this offer was removed at the eleventh hour and replaced with an offer which our members have rejected. So the ball is now in Matalan’s court to come back with a better offer.” The […]
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]
Union GMB is to ballot members at Bidvest Logistics after the company reconsidered the amount it was to increase employees’ pay by.
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.