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 […]
Unite members at UPS’s London depot in Camden have voted for strike action, something the union claims could severely disrupt the operator’s Christmas deliveries within the capital.
Bidvest Logistics has said it is consulting with employees to find the best solution after GMB union members at its Hoddeson voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.
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.