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 […]
Over 200 Hanson lorry drivers and engineers are set to vote on strike action after rejecting a 2.5% pay offer from the company on the grounds that, with inflation running at 3.9%, the offer constitutes a pay cut.
The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results.
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.