Strikes scheduled for Wednesday (7 December) and Friday (9 December) by UPS parcel workers at the delivery firm’s Camden depot have been called off, Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Monday 5 December).
Over 140 workers had been readying themselves to go on strike over alleged bullying, harassment and racism, but called their action off after their union Unite secured ‘significant’ commitments from UPS during talks.
The agreement, which covers workers at the biggest UPS depot in Europe, includes a no forced overtime clause, as well as guarantees by the company to work with Unite to tackle racism and commitments to leadership training.
Commenting Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “The significant commitments Unite has secured through talks with UPS means we are able to call this week’s strike action off.
“Thanks to the resolve of Unite members, UPS workers at Camden will not be forced into doing overtime when they do not want to. Importantly the company has also agreed to work with Unite to tackle racism and bullying and create a work environment based on dignity and respect.
“We trust the positive steps taken by management will be the first of many on the road to meeting the concerns of the hardworking workforce at UPS Camden.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.
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.