Hoyer welcomes re-balloting of its drivers over strike

While we welcome this move, it had always been clear to Hoyer that there had been serious irregularities in the original ballot relating to a significant number of our drivers not served with voting papers.

The company had advised Unite the Union on 3rd April 2012 that it was in a position to take legal action and was quite prepared to go to court to seek an injunction should Unite indicate that it was ready to call a strike.

Hoyer now feels that there should be a re-ballot of the workforce across the whole sector, based on these proposals and in the interests of democracy.

– Hoyer spokesperson

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