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Hundreds of Yodel drivers vote to strike

15 Sep 2021
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Yodel faces a complete delivery shutdown after hundreds of drivers voted to strike over pay and conditions. 

More than 250 drivers - delivering to Marks and Spencer, Aldi, Very and others  - voted to walk out over pay and conditions. 

A massive 98 per cent of drivers voted to take industrial action, on an 84% turnout. 

The delivery giant started this dispute by trying to impose unworkable driver schedules, they tried to rob drivers of annual leave by not adhering to long held agreements and offering agency drivers enhancements whilst not offering the same to the loyal directly employed workforce.  

Now the company is dragging its heels over offering drivers the pay increase they need at a time of acute driver shortages. 

GMB Union will now meet with drivers to agree dates for the first round of industrial action. 

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said: 

“GMB drivers working for parcel delivery giant Yodel have returned a massive vote in favour of taking industrial action over pay and working conditions. 

“With acute labour shortages across a range of sectors the time for working people to organise and take action to improve their lot is right now. 

“GMB members working for Yodel will immediately be agreeing dates for their first round of strikes and with the majority of Yodel’s drivers voting to walk out, parcel deliveries will be significantly hit.  

“We urge any drivers not yet organised into a union to follow the example set by Yodel’s drivers – join the GMB, get organised and fight for what your worth.” 

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