Unite members at Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) Walkers Snacks Food contract are to strike over the operator’s failure to honour an existing industrial agreement. Staff at Walkers Snacks Food joined ESL via TUPE last year after the snack manufacturer outsourced its transport. The union has claimed that ESL has ignored the 50 HGV drivers’ negotiated terms since, and opted to enforce their own. It balloted staff in March over the issue, and has now revealed that on a turnout of […]
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 […]
Andrew Tinkler, former boss of Eddie Stobart, is putting together a £75m rescue bid for ailing Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL), according to reports.
DX Group has become the latest target of union GMB’s campaign against the ‘gig economy’.