Wilko is planning to reduce sick pay for its distribution and retail workers in a bid to tackle absence levels that were twice the industry standard. The home and garden retailer said high sickness absence levels were “a real concern” and it wanted to take steps to bring the company sick pay into line with industry standards to remain competitive. In a statement, the company said the move was “not related in any way to the Covid-19 outbreak”. It said: […]
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is putting up a “brick wall” to union attempts to find ways to prevent the closure of the retailer’s Bridgwater distribution centre, Unite claimed this week.
Yodel said it was working with the GMB union to resolve a row over pay and conditions as the firm’s LGV1 drivers vote on whether to take strike action.
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.