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Eddie Stobart to pay 430 drivers £364,000

Haulier Eddie Stobart is to pay out £364,000 to more than 430 drivers following a dispute over holiday pay.

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Unite said that “drivers had allowances and overtime that would have contributed towards a higher rate of ‘average’ holiday pay”.

The legal process began in 2011 and was settled before reaching court. Unite members will receive payments of £700 – £1,000. The Unite drivers’ total pay-out was £306,700 and URTU’s came to £57,300.