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.
Unfortunately, we thought this is the action that ESL would take. The scale of the job losses will be grim news for Doncaster – a town already badly hit by the government-induced recession._ _ESL has acted in a vicious and greedy fashion. It is also hypocritical as one reason put forward for this action is to cut CO2 emissions – but now it will be using depots 30 miles away to service the Tesco distribution set-up in Doncaster – so where is the ‘green’ bonus in that?
Police investigating a suspected arson attack at a house in Clarendon Street in Hull are trying to identify two potential key witnesses.
CCTV shows two men firstly in the Tesco Extra store and then leaving St Stephens shopping centre and walking up Londesborough Street towards Argyle Street in Hull in the early hours of Saturday 21st July.
Police believe the two men may have seen the suspect and even walked either with him or close to him on Argyle Street in the direction of the Great Thornton Street area.
The suspicious fire is believed to have happened at a property on Clarendon Street on that Saturday morning when someone set fire to an object and placed it inside a shed which consequently set alight and caused damage to the nearby house.
Kirklees councillors vote unanimously to reject controversial plans submitted by supermarket giants Tesco for a superstore on the edge of Holmfirth , made famous in the TV series Last of the Summer Wine.
Tesco is planning to build a supermarket in the outskirts of Holmfirth, but some of the shops in the town say it will damage them. Kirkless Council are making a decision on it this afternoon. Michael Billington reports.
Kirklees planners are due to decide whether Holmfirth will get a tesco superstore or not. The council's planning committee are visiting the proposed site before making their decision. Local campaigners for and against the scheme will lobby the planners.
Campaigners in favour of a Tesco supermarket in the town greeted planners at the site when they visited this morning.