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 […]
Royal Mail has said there are “no grounds” for the strike action its employees voted in favour of yesterday, as tensions over a range of issues including pensions came to a head.
A dispute over the transfer of 87 Coventry-based Co-operative Food drivers to haulier Eddie Stobart looks set to be resolved after further negotiations.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]