Drivers at the Co-op Food’s West Thurrock distribution depot are threatening strike action after two disabled drivers were dismissed. The drivers lost their jobs, with a third still facing dismissal, because they can’t deliver to stores and the alternative jobs they carried out previously have been lost to outsourcing and internal reshuffling. Unite the Union said the drivers should have been made redundant, but the Co-op had chosen to use a capability process that measured the driver’s medical condition and […]
Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are set to strike after further negotiations between the GMB union and the company failed to resolve an ongoing pay dispute.
The post and parcels industry has said the impending Royal Mail strike could force customers to rethink their delivery options as rival operators prepare for disruption to their final-mile deliveries.
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.