Delivery driver strike suspended



A PLANNED strike of delivery drivers has been suspended while drivers vote on whether to accept an improved pay offer.

The strike action, by 1000 draymen across the UK working for GXO Logistics, was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24th August and Thursday 2nd September.

In a statement, Unite the Union said the action will now be suspended while the draymen vote on whether to accept a revised pay offer of a 4% pay rise. Balloting will take place between 23rd August and 31st August and Unite has advised its members to accept the offer.

Joe Clarke of Unite said: “Our members keep the nation’s beer pumps flowing and pint glasses filled, and they deserve a fair pay rise.

“We believe GXO’s offer of 4 per cent delivers this and will be recommending that our members accept the deal.

“All industrial action has been suspended while we conduct this democratic process.

“We had a very strong mandate for industrial action and Unite is pleased the company have recognised the need for this offer.”

The news comes as pubs across Scotland are being impacted by issues in the supply chain (link), with orders being reduced or cancelled altogether.