‘Fire and rehire’ row at coffee giant escalates to leave DHL deliveries under increasing threat


 

DHL supermarket deliveries of coffee were looking increasngly uncertain this week after the Unite union escalated its threat against Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and announced overtime bans among staff from next month. The dispute over the Dutch-owned company’s so-called ‘fire and rehire’ strategy among workers at its Banbury, Oxfordshire site stepped up a gear after nearly 300 union members agreed to eschew overtime from 1 May. Unite said this will progress to full-scale strike action in June, unless JDE’s management […]