Booker defends claims it tried to deceive drivers into pay deal


 

Wholesaler Booker Retail Partners said a shortage of drivers was creating distribution challenges, after the Unite union accused it of attempting to “hoodwink” staff into accepting a pay deal. The company said it was working with Unite to resolve the issue, but the union warned the likelihood of widespread industrial action had now dramatically increased. It claimed Booker had tried to bypass negotiations and put a pay proposal to drivers that was below the settlement the union had thrashed out […]