Unite threaten strike at UPS in Kentish Town

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Unite members at the UPS depot at Kentish Town in London have threatened to strike later this month if a dispute over allegations of unreasonable workloads and bullying is not resolved.

The union said the 120 drivers and loaders at the Regis Road site voted to strike by nine to one. Negotiations are scheduled for 20th November, but Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “Strike action will take place before the end of November, unless the company reaches a fair and equitable settlement.”

According to the union, drivers and loaders face excessive workloads, forced overtime and bullying. The dispute has escalated following the suspension of a Unite shop steward after the notice of ballot was issued to the employer.

Unite said there could also be ballots at other UPS depots in London – Barking, Croydon, Dartford and Feltham – on these issues.

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