UK Yodel Workers to Strike Over Pay and Conditions

Hundreds of Yodel delivery drivers on Wednesday have decided to strike over wages and conditions, potentially adding to disruption caused by truck driver shortages and threatening to cause delivery delays.

A massive 98.2% of delivery drivers voted to take strike action on an 84.5% turnout. 

GMB union said that the dispute could affect deliveries from the company depot in Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Glasgow, and Wednesbury in the West Midlands which deliver products to Marks & Spencer, Aldi, and Very.

The delivery giant started this dispute when it tried to impose unworkable driver schedules and failed to honor contractual agreements on pay for the holiday and sick leave.

The company is also offering agency drivers enhancements while not offering the same to the loyal directly employed workforce.

Workers were concerned also over an alleged lack of payouts in lieu of annual leave.

“With acute labor shortages across a range of sectors, the time for working people to organize and take action to improve their lot is right now,” said Nadine Houghton, a national officer for the GMB.

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