Unite, the UK’s largest union, has today (Monday 22 September) signed a recognition agreement with Burton-on-Trent based haulage giant, Wincanton which will entitle its drivers to be represented on both an individual and a collective basis.
Local discussions took place with Unite representatives and the management team. This led to a voluntary recognition agreement being signed, which covers the lorry drivers servicing an Argos contract. The drivers are based at the Argos National Distribution Centre in Barton-under-Needwood, near Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire.
Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said: “This agreement is the result of the commitment and effort our members put in and I am pleased all their hard work paid off. Now that they have achieved union recognition, pay talks are already underway.
“In this the age of austerity, it’s increasingly true to say that it is unionised workers who are still getting pay rises. We now look forward to working with the company to benefit all concerned.”
For further information contact Rick Coyle on 0121 553 6051 or Ashraf Choudhury in the Unite Press Office on 020 3371 2061 or 07980 224761.
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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.