Unite media release

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Workers responsible for delivery of Samsung mobiles win union recognition

Unite has secured trade union rights for 120 workers at Yusen Logistics in Wellingborough.

The campaign began in January this year and in the space of a few months the union’s membership grew from almost no members to 90 per cent membership.

Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham said: “In the space of just a few months workers responsible for the delivery of Samsung phones and tablets across the UK joined Unite in their droves. It’s a testimony to Unite’s reputation as a union that is winning on jobs, pay and conditions.

Despite the clear evidence that the workers wanted a union, the resistant employer insisted on a workplace ballot which Unite won with 97 per cent of workers supporting Unite recognition. The union has now signed a recognition agreement and is in the process of electing union representatives.

The warehouse workers and team leaders on the site provide warehouse and distribution services for Samsung’s onward deliveries, including the delivery of Galaxy mobile phones.

Unite regional officer, Sean Kettle said: “A resistant employer didn’t deter the workforce from supporting union recognition. The members and Unite’s team of organisers did a fantastic job building the union and getting the vote out.”


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Unite is the leading union in the UK and Ireland, dedicated to defending and improving members' jobs, pay and conditions. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.