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GMB fears UK Mail members ‘terms and conditions being driven into the ground’
01 June 2018
The union says pay cuts will leave some drivers earning less than £5 per hour, which is below the National Living Wage.
GMB, the union for UK Mail drivers, has expressed anger over attacks to members’ pay at the company’s site in Gildersome, near Leeds.
The union says drivers’ terms and conditions are being driven into the ground by the company.
Delivery drivers at UK Mail have been told by management that they are to face yet another pay cut if they work on certain rounds.
This is on top of a 4% cut in pay forced upon them only a few months ago.
UK Mail is part of DHL.
GMB organiser Andrew Aldwinkle said: “This new attack on pay will leave some drivers earning less than £5.00 per hour which is way below the National Living Wage.
“Workers at the site have refused to accept this new round of cuts and many are now approaching GMB to fight their cause. Some workers have had four pay cuts in the last two years.
“DHL claims to be a fair employer that treats its workers with respect and dignity.
“None of that is evident at the Gildersome site. Members are fed up with constant cuts to their pay rates and the bullying behaviour of senior managers.
“GMB will fight to ensure workers receive fair pay for a day’s work.”