The proposed strike by 300 union members employed by Menzies Distribution has been suspended following further talks with Unite.

Union members had voted to take strike action on 23 and 26 September – but this will now not go ahead.

Staff are yet to vote on the revised offer and no update is expected until early next week.

The NFRN will keep you informed of any developments.


Menzies Staff Vote in Favour of Industrial/Strike Action

16 September 2016

Approximately 300 packers, pickers and drivers employed by Menzies Distribution have voted in favour of strike action and industrial action following a dispute over pay and conditions.

Union members rejected a revised and final offer to resolve the dispute and plan to take strike action on the 23 and 26 of September 2016.

Menzies Distribution managing director Mark Cassie says the company has put in “robust” contingency plans in the event that any industrial action by the union goes ahead and are confident retailers will experience no disruption to services.

The NFRN will keep you informed of any developments.

Customers served by Smiths News are unaffected by this action.

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