More than 100 drivers at a Kingsmill bakery in West Bromwich have called off threatened strike action after accepting a revised pay offer and agreeing changes to shift patterns. Unite said around 130 drivers, maintenance staff and security personnel at the depot, which supplies 1.5 million loaves a week to customers including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, have agreed a new pay package. Unite lead officer for the food sector Joe Clarke said: “As part of the agreed deal with […]
More than 40 drivers at Allied Bakeries’ Saltney DC are facing redundancy, after the baker confirmed this week it is to close the depot in November as part of an overhaul of its distribution network.
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
Following on from the recent expansion of Coultons Bread’s five-year delivery partnership with Allied Bakeries, the Liverpool-based firm has won two major public sector framework deals.