PUBLISHED: 16:27, Tue, Nov 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:00, Tue, Nov 24, 2020
The row between drivers and management at haulage firm Eddie Stobart is likely to result in industrial action, according to Len McCluskey's Unite union. Strike action would hit the company's northwest distribution centre in Warrington, which handles the company's Walkers Crisps account.
If strike action does occur there will quickly be empty shelves Walkers’ products are usually found
Unite said Stobart had imposed a pay freeze on its workforce, effectively a pay-cut in real terms with annual inflation rises taken into account.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The union believes the transport giant has gone back on a 2019 deal that recognised Unite as having a collective bargaining agreement.
A strike ballot opens on December 1 and will close on December 9, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Union leaders have warned of Christmas crisp shortages (Image: GETTY)
Unite leaders said they expected industrial action to be sanctioned, leading to strikes in the run-up to Christmas and a