‘Victory’ for Doncaster Tesco drivers

Doncaster, UK: Union Unite says that the resolution of the long-running Tesco Doncaster drivers dispute, which has been settled with an improved package, is “a victory for worker solidarity”.

The origins of the dispute went back to August when the transport workforce was transferred from Tesco to Eddie Stobart (ESL) and then, on 5 September, ESL issued notice of termination of employment, with no promise that the drivers would be re-employed once the 90 days were up.

The 180 drivers voted overwhelmingly to accept the enhanced package from their new employer, Eddie Stobart. It will mean that the drivers will finish work in January.

Unite national officer Adrian Jones says: “The drivers voted to accept the improved package to end this four-month dispute. 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.”

The drivers had been on continuous strike since 6 December and the action was called off as part of the settlement.

NEWS DIGEST

Pelican BioThermal has new bulk shipper

Minneapolis, US: Pelican BioThermal has CoolPall Flex for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications. The system is an extension of Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo, Chronos and CoolPall …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Rapid Recovery plays a key role in Asda retrofit

Bristol, UK: A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a large-scale refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores nationwide owned by Asda. Operating at night …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier’s CNG Supra unit Piek certified

Rueil-Malmaison, France: Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra multi-temperature truck fridge has Piek certification, with a noise level below 60 dB(A). Noise reduction …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Kuehne+Nagel opens pharma hub in Chile

Santiago, Chile: Kuehne Nagel PharmaChain has a new logistics hub in Santiago de Chile providing multi-modal logistics for temperature-controlled door-to-door transport. The 17,600sq metre hub …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

Tican Chilled refleets with Ryder: bit.ly/2NJVeVx pic.twitter.com/AtPRsQDVKa

© 2018 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ