HGV drivers at Wynnstay Agricultural Supplies in Mid-Wales have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a dispute over their pay structure. According to union Unite, the company, which manufactures and supplies agricultural products to farmers and the wider rural community across the UK, has imposed changes which will result in an earnings drop for drivers of up to 25%, but with an increase in contractual hours. It said Wynnstay had done this without any agreement from the workforce. […]
The FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.
The first of a series of strikes by Gist drivers over a pay dispute has been suspended for talks to take place, though plans for a further 11 strikes remain.