Coventry City Council said it was “bitterly disappointed” that the bin lorry driver strike took so long to resolve after a deal was finally reached with the Unite union last week. The row, which started in January, ended with an agreement that HGV drivers would receive a pay rise worth up to 12.9%, Christmas bonuses worth around £4,000 and that disciplinary charges against a union shop steward would be dropped. However, the council said that although it welcomed the end […]
Royal Mail said it did not recognise the figures Unite claimed were being cut from its delivery work and questioned why it was balloting for strike action after its restructure was completed.
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]
The RHA has reiterated its hostility to a ‘SafeContractor’ scheme promoted by AB Agri after the animal feed manufacturer used a quote by its policy MD seemingly encouraging hauliers to sign up.