GMB members at DHL Bradford deliver to Marks and Spencer’ store – any industrial action will have an impact Christmas deliveries
Hard-up DHL workers are balloting for industrial action over pay, while DHL profits hit £5.3 billion, says GMB Union
Around 100 workers at the delivery giant’s Bradford depot are currently voting over whether to take industrial action, including strike action.
The ballot closes on 19 October, with the result expected the same day.
Despite months of negotiations DHL is only offering a 5% pay rise, which amounts to a real terms pay cut, and a miserly £100 lump sum.
Mangers at DHL have told GMB there is no money to offer a decent pay rise, despite DHL having made £5.3 billion profit so far this year.
Andrew Aldwinkle, GMB Organiser, said, “GMB members have sent a clear message to DHL, their offer is not enough and it’s time for them to pay up.
“Workers create the profit that shareholders take without any consideration.
“GMB members have been patient in the hope that a deal can be negotiated – but DHL has shown they are only interested in profit.
“For a company making billions of pounds in profit to tell its workforce it has nothing to share with them is a disgrace.
“GMB members at DHL Bradford deliver to Marks and Spencer’ stores, and we are now in the peak period running up to Christmas, so any industrial action at this point will have an impact on Christmas deliveries.
“GMB members are angry and feel they are not being listened to – It’s time for DHL to pay up.”