As reported by MT earlier this week, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today confirmed it will ballot members for industrial action over a host of issues including pensions at Royal Mail. Terry Pullinger, CWU deputy general secretary (postal), said: “Talks have been taking place since April 2016, but the sense of shared purpose has drifted as privatisation has evolved. “Quite frankly, three years or more into privatisation, we are seeing its promises shattered as the company has deserted the […]
Tesco has been drawn into the Eddie Stobart Doncaster row as drivers at the DC prepare to start a third wave of strike action tomorrow (6 December). The supermarket chain, which runs the DC’s warehousing but outsourced the transport operation with 183 drivers to Eddie Stobart in August, has made a point of not commenting on the jobs row until now. However, after Unite last week rejected the latest offer from Eddie Stobart, a spokeswoman for the chain said: “We […]
Unite has launched legal action against two agencies, used by Wincanton and the Co-op, which the union claims are using “sham and bogus” self-employment practices.
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.