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Yodel offers significant pay increase as strike looms

04 Oct 2021
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GMB, the union for Yodel workers, has praised the company for ‘doing the right thing’ and offering a pay increase for staff that will see LGV drivers given a long overdue pay rise to £16 per hour 

The move comes after stormy negotiations saw 95% of GMB LGV drivers in yodel voting to take industrial action, which could have seen supply chains affected to some of the country's biggest retailers, including M&S and Aldi. 

The union is still in discussions over some outstanding issues which includes the settlement of an Employment tribunal affecting 137 members, which Yodel has agreed in principle to resolve. 

GMB Union members will vote on the improved offer in the coming days.

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said: 

“This is a great outcome for our LGV1 drivers at Yodel who before this earned some of the worst wages and endure less than satisfactory working conditions. 

“By standing strong and together GMB members have held Yodel to account and helped the company realise the true worth of LGV drivers. 

"It took some time, but Yodel did the right thing and agreed to the pay rise. Our members will not vote on the new offer and strike action may yet be avoided.

“If anyone ever doubted the worth of being in a union, they need only read this story.” 

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