29/07/2009

M&S Drivers' Strike Looms

It looks likely today that deliveries to Marks and Spencer stores throughout the UK will be hit by a threatened drivers' strike.

Some 100 staff at worldwide courier company DHL's centre in Mallusk near Belfast and two depots in England are considering walking out after a pay freeze, the union Unite said.

A spokesman also revealed they are currently balloting on possible strike action.

If the action by Unite is given the go-ahead, all the M&S stores in Ireland, the midlands and the north of England will be severely affected.

(BMcc)

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