The GMB union is to ballot Wilko DC staff for industrial action over staff rotas it claims give “no consideration to work-life balance”. The dispute comes after the retailer’s move to standardise seven-day working across its DCs and to include weekends. Wilko told motortransport.co.uk that employees have worked weekends “in response to customer needs” for several years now and that it is in talks with staff to introduce “more regular working patterns” at its DCs. However, the GMB has accused […]
Yodel has not given up hope on striking a deal with the GMB union after more than 250 of its drivers voted to walk out over a pay and conditions dispute.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
Royal Mail has said its Christmas deliveries will not be affected by industrial action, as it reaches an agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) after weeks of talks.