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. With a 73% turnout, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members voted 89.1% in favour of taking action in the first strike ballot since Royal Mail entered the stock market as a private firm in 2013. But the postal operator warned action would undermine the trust of customers and […]
The Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete.
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 […]
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.