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 […]
Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has said its plan to restructure its drinks distribution network remains in place, despite industrial action by Unite members last week.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Lidl’s plans to challenge a court decision giving the GMB the right to represent workers at the retailer’s Brigend, Wales, depot has been strongly condemned by the union.