Three weeks of strike action among Argos staff is on the cards in an ongoing dispute over redundancy payments. The Unite union said the retailer had failed to negotiate a national agreement covering redundancy and severance packages and had failed to guarantee workers’ future terms and conditions after 500 staff transferred from its Lutterworth hub to Wincanton Logistics in Kettering. Argos said the union’s demands were unreasonable and wholly unnecessary. Unite warned deliveries to customers would be “severely hit” when […]
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 […]
Wincanton drivers working for Argos have voted to accept a deal offered to them by the operator to prevent them from taking planned strike action.