4 December 2012
Doncaster Tesco drivers will be on all out strike from Thursday 6 December.
They rejected the latest offer to settle the long-running dispute. The 180 drivers feel they have been “boxed into a corner” by their new employer, Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL), which has wanted rid of them right from when they were transferred from Tesco in August.
The drivers face losing their jobs by Christmas and will be striking from 00.05am on Thursday 6 December.
The origins of the dispute go back to August when the transport workforce was transferred from Tesco to ESL and then, on 5 September, ESL issued notice of termination of employment, with no promise that the drivers will be re-employed once 90-days are up.
There have been five days of strike action so far and a demonstration outside Tesco Express in Westminster to raise the profile of the dispute with MPs.
Support Unite’s protest this Saturday 8 December, 10.30am march from the Tesco’s depot.
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