DHL M&S drivers to strike before Christmas

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DHL Supply Chain delivery drivers serving Marks & Spencer are set to strike on Friday 18th December. The DHL Supply Chain drivers, based at DHL’s depot in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, are calling for an improved pay offer, from their employers on the Marks & Spencer contract.

The drivers, who are United Road Transport Union (URTU) members, voted “overwhelmingly in support” of industrial strike action, the union said.

A DHL Supply Chain spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that drivers at Long Eaton have rejected our pay offer and voted in favour of strike action from Friday 18 December 2015 until Thursday 24 December 2015. We are working with Marks & Spencer to minimise disruption and are confident that stores will not be adversely affected.”

The URTU said that it is committed to ‘finding a negotiated settlement to the dispute,’ and have told DHL it is willing to meet prior to strike action. National Officer of URTU, Brian Hart said: “We believe Marks & Spencer has the ability to pay the increase that would sort out the dispute.”

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