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Unite calls for job guarantees following haulage giant...

Unite calls for job guarantees following haulage giant takeover

29 April 2015

Britain’s largest union, Unite today (Wednesday 29 April) called for assurances over jobs following news of a £2.3 billion takeover of haulage giant Norbert Dentressangle by the US firm XPO Logistics.  

The union, which represents nearly 3,000 workers in the UK, is seeking an urgent meeting with the company’s new management team to press for similar guarantees given to Norbert Dentressangle’s French workforce by XPO Logistics. 

Unite members at Norbert Dentressangle work across a number of contracts from delivering petrol and diesel to the nation’s forecourts to logistics for supermarkets such as Co-op.

Commenting Unite national officer, Matt Draper said: “We’re seeking an urgent meeting with the new company to get assurances on jobs and more detail of what the future holds. 

“Our members have been central to the success of Norbert Dentressangle and need the security and piece of mind of similar job guarantees given to their French counterparts. 

“Unite hopes that it can have a constructive and positive relationship with the new owners to ensure that the new company goes from strength to strength.” 

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For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

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Notes to editors 

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.