Tesco has proposed to cease operations at its Fenny Lock distribution centre following its announcement today that it was terminating its Tesco Direct non-food website. The DC, located near Milton Keynes, handles online orders from Tesco Direct. Tesco has confirmed that around 500 employees are at risk of redundancy. The supermarket said the decision to close Tesco Direct followed a detailed review that concluded “there is no route to profitability for this small, loss-making part of the business”. It plans […]
Eddie Stobart is facing a third strike by its drivers based at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. Although the operator and Unite had been in talks via Acas in a bid to resolve the long-running jobs dispute, efforts to find a way forward have failed. The 183 drivers, of which 180 are Unite members, have now rejected an improved redundancy offer from Eddie Stobart, and announced they will commence continuous strike action from the 6 December. The union believes this will be […]
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]
Sainsbury’s has followed Tesco in hiking its primary distribution charges in response to rising haulier rates driven by the HGV driver shortage.