Serco has dropped its plan to reduce refuse rounds and increase the number of bins its staff were expected to empty in Sandwell, meaning strike action is now off the cards. In January, the outsourcer agreed to suspend the changes and carry out a review of its domestic waste contract, after trade unions threatened it with industrial action. The Unite union said the changes would have resulted in the Serco workforce in the West Midlands having to cope with unmanageable […]
Arla Foods has expressed surprise after Unite said it had instigated legal proceedings in respect of the planned closure of the Hatfield Peverel dairy.
The strike by Booker Retail delivery drivers, which threatened to hit deliveries to 1,500 convenience stores in London and the south east ahead of Christmas, has been called off at the eleventh hour.
Tesco has played down the prospect of strike action among its 3,500 HGV drivers and warehouse workers after a union claimed the supermarket didn’t believe it needed to increase wages.