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Union signs Liverpool pay deal

Unite members working for Peel Ports Liverpool Container Terminal have voted to accept a pay deal that will see their pay rise by 10% over the next three years in addition to improvements to their terms and conditions. The union added that it also cements the end of agency labour within the port with dockworkers now employed directly by Port Authority Peel Ports. [+]

Our learned friends

PD Ports has signed a ‘Learning Agreement’ with Unite the Union for its sites in the North East. Part of a nationwide initiative established by Unite, the agreement aims to make learning and development opportunities accessible to all employees, whilst encouraging people to seek support for essential functional skills. The plan is ... [+]

Port workers protest over lack of Liverpool loos-updated

Dock workers staged a protest on 13 January over the lack of welfare facilities for workers and drivers visiting Peel Ports’ newly enlarged Liverpool Seaforth container terminal. Members of the Unite union criticised the toilet facilities which it said were inadequate for the 350 workers at the site, the lack of ... [+]

Scots ports strike suspended

The Unite trade union and Forth Ports will meet with ACAS next week to discuss the new shift pattern, in attempt to end the strke that has shut the port of Grangemouth since 15 March. The strike and overtime ban will be suspended from 0600 Monday and Forth Ports will ... [+]

Scots port workers walk out – updated

Port workers at Grangemouth in Scotland have launched a two-week strike - and indefinite overtime ban - over shift changes. Workers at Forth Ports-owned Grangemouth say the changes will affect pay by up to £1,800 a year. Unite regional officer Sandy Smart said: “We are on the verge of a prolonged ... [+]

Dnata strike is off

A two-day strike by workers at cargo and ground handling company dnata over a pay deal has been suspended after the company made an improved offer, the Unite said today (22 December).  Over 460 Unite members at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports had been due to start a two-day strike ... [+]

Call for Liverpool labour talks

The Unite trade union is calling for the pay, and terms and conditions, of 300 workers at the Port of Liverpool after Drake Port Distribution Services – which had held the contract since 1995 - lost a labour supply contract to Blue Arrow. On 16 October, the workforce called for ... [+]

‘UPS are like Victorian mill owners’, says union – updated

The Unite trade union is comparing parcels carrier UPS to a Victorian mill owner as it stepped up a ten month campaign to highlight the ‘impossible workloads’ faced by employees. The union has started an intensive leafleting campaign at UPS London depots in late January with demonstrations at Camden, the ... [+]

UPS London row breaks out again

Unite says that the nine month dispute at UPS Parcels in central London has flared up again with the union accusing the company of victimising two of its reps. It has been involved in the dispute at Camden, the biggest UPS depot in Europe, over unreasonable workloads and alleged bullying ... [+]

Second strike at SCA Logistics

Some 24 workers at SCA Logistics in Tilbury have staged a second strike over zero hours contracts, this time for 11 days, starting on Thursday 5 June. They held a 48-hour strike at the end of May.  Unite regional officer Jane Jeffery said: “The hardline management of Swedish-owned SCA Logistics ... [+]

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