Tesco drivers in Livingston to strike for second time over ongoing contract disputes and union representation

Tesco drivers based in Livingston will strike for a second time on 5 June as a result of ongoing contract disputes and union representation.

More than 125 distribution drivers had earlier voted for strike action following a dispute over the supermarket giant’s plans to draw up new terms and conditions when it opens a new distribution depot in the Scottish town.

The Transport and General Workers’ (T&G) section of Unite confirmed the decision to hold a 24-hour strike amid growing local community support. The T&G section of Unite will also conduct a meeting to discuss the progress towards a national strike ballot.

Ron Webb, T&G national secretary for transport, said: “Tesco is used to getting its own way, but the local community is incensed by the way they are being treated. Much of the support for the drivers is from their families, and I’m delighted that a women’s action committee has been formed.”

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