The MD of Eddie Stobart has said he is “extremely pleased” that the Doncaster driver row has finally been resolved.
Speaking after Unite revealed its members had accepted an improved redundancy offer, the details of which were not disclosed, Eddie Stobart MD David Pickering said: “Since the start of September, we’ve worked diligently and professionally to come up with the best possible package for the drivers and to provide a range of alternative employment options.
“It’s a positive way to resolve the dispute and I’m extremely pleased for all parties that the drivers have accepted our latest offer.”
Unite, whose members had been on continuous strike action ahead of the deal, hailed the conclusion of the four-month row as a victory.
Unite national officer Adrian Jones said: “This is a victory for the drivers who have displayed unity, strength and resolution throughout this difficult time against a hardline employer.
“It also sends out a clear message to other transport and retail companies that may be thinking of treating their employees less than fairly that Unite will neither flinch nor back away from a dispute until there has been an acceptable and equitable settlement that our members fully support.”
In recent weeks both Tesco and Labour Leader and Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband had become involved with the ongoing industrial action.