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UPS London row breaks out again

[ June 25, 2014   //   ]

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 since last October.

Unite, which represents about 150 workers at the Regis Street depot, said that one of its reps was suspended this morning on “the most spurious of grounds” and another faces a disciplinary hearing. Regional officer Onay Kasab said that the union will prepare to ballot UPS depots across London for strike action. The other depots will include Barking, Croydon, Dartford and Feltham.

Unite has been holding talks with the management under the conciliation service, Acas since December. Further talks are due to be held on Monday 30 June.

The union claims that UPS forces workers to work beyond normal finishing times, often several hours beyond the 5.00pm finish time – or face disciplinary action.


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