Asda HGV drivers in Rochdale put brakes on strike action after securing pay deal

Date published: 13 December 2023

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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