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More than 150 drivers at the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster have voted for strike action.
It follows a 90-days notice of termination of employment by their new employers, Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL).
The drivers, who are members of Unite, voted by more than 90% to take strike action and also industrial action short of a strike.
Unite regional officer, Harriet Eisner, said drivers will decide in the next couple of days on what action to take and when.
Harriet Eisner said:
The full impact of ESL’s decision is now sinking in that they won’t have a job by Christmas. They are shocked, angry and devastated, as what they feared would occur when the transfer took place has happened so quickly and ruthlessly.
A ballot for possible strike action by Tesco drivers in South Yorkshire ends today.
A walk out by nearly 200 drivers is possible at the supermarket giant's distribution centre in Doncaster. It is after they were given 90-day notice of termination of employment by their new employers, Eddie Stobart Ltd.
Almost two hundred lorry drivers who face being made redundant by trucking firm Eddie Stobart have held an emergency mass meeting.
The men, who work at the Tescos depot in Doncaster, recently had their contracts transferred to the transport company, who say the reorganisation is necessary. The drivers say they are worried about their future.
Strike action by nearly 200 drivers is on the cards at the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster, after 90-day termination notices were given out by their new employers, Eddie Stobart (ESL). Unite condemned the haulage giant as being “vicious, greedy and hypocritical".
Last month, the transport workforce was transferred from Tesco to ESL and yesterday the new employers issued the notices. Now the drivers, members of Unite, are being balloted on strike and industrial action. The ballot closes on September 12.
Up to two hundred drivers at a Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster face an uncertain future when operations are handed over to the Eddie Stobart company this weekend.
The union Unite claims their jobs are under threat as the haulage company says it won't give any assurances until four weeks after the transfer from Tesco takes place.