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Possible strike action by Tesco drivers

Distribution centre in Doncaster Credit: Calendar

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.

Emergency meeting for Tesco lorry drivers

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 threat by Doncaster Tesco drivers

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?

– Matt Draper, Unite national officer

No to Tesco in Boston Spa

Council planners will today consider plans for a Tesco store in Boston Spa in West Yorkshire.

If the plans go ahead, the Crown Hotel will be converted into an Express convenience store.

Residents have shown their opposition to the scheme by covering a wall in the town with anti-Tesco messages.

At a meeting on February 20 the Parish Council unanimously voted against the store.

An uncertain future for Tesco distribution workers in Doncaster

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.

CCTV: Police appeal for witnesses to Hull arson

CCTV pictures have been published Credit: Calendar

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.

CCTV pictures have been published Credit: Calendar

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.

CCTV pictures have been published Credit: Calendar


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