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. Unite said members had rejected a below inflation 2.5% pay increase and that it was in effect a substantial real terms pay cut. It said that if drivers and other staff at four distribution centres across the UK vote to down tools then Tesco shelves will quickly empty, with Christmas […]
DHL supermarket deliveries of major coffee brands are under threat as 300 workers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ (JDE’s) site in Banbury, Oxfordshire vote this week on whether to take industrial action over a “fire and rehire” dispute.
Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute.
A renewed pay offer by DHL Supply Chain to its Wagon Wheel workers in Liverpool has resulted in strike action being suspended – but Unite warned industrial action could ramp up again.