Yodel faces strike action after ‘kick in the teeth’ pay deal rejected

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 25 September 2020
GMB Trade Union - Yodel faces strike action after ‘kick in the teeth’ pay deal rejected

Instead of rewarding workers for their efforts during the pandemic, Yodel has chosen to insult them

Yodel faces industrial action after GMB members overwhelmingly turned down their ‘kick in the teeth’ pay offer. 

The deal, worth just 1.6% this year and 1.5% from July 2021, has been rejected by 84% of GMB’s more than 1,000 members - who are dissatisfied all their hard work throughout the Covid crisis has not been rewarded.  

The ‘miserly’ offer comes despite the logistics titan seeing ‘Christmas volumes every day’ due to the ongoing covid-19 crisis. 

GMB calls on Yodel to come back to the negotiating table, rather than risk strike action during the peak season. 

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer, said: 

“This pay offer was a real kick in the teeth to Yodel workers. Since the crisis started back in March staff have seen Christmas volumes every day. 

“This should be a good news story for Yodel, and with all the talk of key workers being rewarded for their efforts through the pandemic. 

“Instead they have chosen to insult workers with a miserly 1.6% on offer. 

“If Yodel want to avoid a strike throughout the peak season, they need to come back with a better pay offer. The public are on the side of key workers and I’m sure they are shocked at the way Yodel parcel delivery workers are being treated.”

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