Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Unite calls strike at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics

Trade union Unite has given notice of a one day strike by its members at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics to take place on 11the September.

There will also be a continuous ban on overtime and a work-to-rule. The union said pubs and premises run by Enterprise Inns, Trust Inns, Wetherspoons, and Wells and Young’s would be particularly affected.

The dispute is over terms and conditions. The union argues that changes being proposed by the company to create three “superhubs” at Livingstone, Thatcham and Wakefield, will lead to significant jobs losses.

The union balloted 970 drivers, drayman and warehouse members over strike action. The depots affected include: Aberdeen; Bathgate (West Lothian); Birmingham; Bristol; Chandlers Ford (Hampshire); Carlisle; Croydon; Dagenham; Devizes (Wiltshire); Dundee; Faversham (Kent); Greenford (Middlesex); Inverness; Liverpool; Manchester; Newark (Nottinghamshire); Northampton; Norwich; Plymouth; Preston; Reading; Stockton-on-Tees (Cleveland); Swansea; Wakefield; Warrington; Washington (Tyne and Wear); and Welwyn Garden City.