DHL Dartford drivers cancel strike action

Dartford, UK: Strike action by Dartford-based DHL drivers has been cancelled after they accepted an offer of a 6% pay deal and an enhanced redundancy package from the company, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said last week.

About 200 HGV drivers, who are based at Sainsbury’s Dartford regional distribution centre and deliver to Sainsbury’s stores in London and the southeast, voted overwhelmingly (94%) in favour of the deal.

The deal, which includes a 6% pay increase over two years and an enhanced redundancy package, was tabled following talks between DHL’s management and Unite that were mediated by the conciliation service Acas.

A series of strikes due to take place over December, January and February have now been cancelled.

Unite regional officer Phil Silkstone said: “Our members have accepted DHL’s offer of improved pay and terms and conditions, including an enhanced redundancy package. They secured this substantial deal by standing together and acting collectively.

“We are very pleased that all strike action has now been cancelled and that disruption to DHL and Sainsbury’s has been avoided. Unite looks forward to working constructively with DHL in the future.”

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