Asda HGV drivers in Rochdale put brakes on strike action after securing pay deal
Date published: 13 December 2023
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The Wincanton Asda distribution centre at Kingsway Business Park
HGV drivers based at Asda’s Rochdale distribution centre, working on the outsourced Wincanton contract, have called off strikes following an improved pay offer of 8.25%, plus premium overtime rates.
The UK’s leading union had warned that ASDA and its customers were facing nationwide shortages of chilled goods due to the proposed walkout from workers.
As a result, the planned strikes due to take place on the following dates: 13, 15, 17, 20, 26, 28 and 30 December and 2 January have been called off and the dispute is at an end.
Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “This is a strong result for the hardworking HGV drivers based at ASDA’s Rochdale distribution centre. Our workers deserve fair pay – which ASDA and Wincanton can afford – and by them standing together we have achieved just that.”
Unite regional officer, Paul Lomax, added: “It’s encouraging to see an offer that reflects the importance of our members. There is power in a union, and we urge those wishing to improve their wages and working lives to join Unite.”
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