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. Plans to close the Argos site next year, which employs 230 staff, were revealed in April. Unite claimed this week that consultations with Sainsbury’s are being hampered with requests for additional information being refused on the grounds it is “commercially sensitive” or which has been presented in an unusable form. Unite […]
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has said a 24-hour strike at Royal Mail and Parcelforce will take place on Monday 4 November if an agreement is not reached over pay, job security, and terms and conditions.
The Co-op has accused Unite of ignoring its agreed processes, as a dispute over the firing of two disabled drivers at the supermarket’s Thurrock DC escalated.