Serco has lost the contract to provide refuse collections in the London borough of Bexley, amid a union dispute over pay among its HGV drivers. The council said Countrystyle Recycling would take over the contract from October, adding that part of the new deal required all staff to receive the London living wage as a minimum. Around 140 Unite workers have been striking since 12 July after what it described as “a dismal industrial relations regime”. The union had claimed […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
Parcelforce Worldwide is facing the threat of disruption, with Unite members set to vote on whether to adopt a ‘work to rule’ policy at the delivery firm due to a pay dispute.
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.