Wilko’s decision to cut sick pay for distribution and retail workers has sparked a “massive public backlash” according to the GMB union, which also warns strike action could follow. The home and garden retailer said its high sickness absence levels were a concern and it wanted to take steps to bring its sick pay policy into line with industry standards. It said the move was not related to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the GMB said the plans were ill-thought-out and […]
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
DHL drivers and warehouse operatives at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plants in Birmingham, Solihull and Liverpool have given the thumbs up for industrial action following a long-running row over incorrect furlough payments and the lack of a pay rise since 2018.
Unite says it is currently considering its course of action after talks with UPS earlier this week were unsuccessful.