‘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.

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