Union battle for recognition from Harlow company Brakes

News / Fri 3rd Nov 2017 at 01:44pm

THE Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) Reps and officials has been in contact with staff working at the Harlow site of Brakes wholesalers and suppliers to the food & catering industry. A growing number of their staff have raised concerns with the Union about the way the site is being run. They have made it clear to Usdaw that they want an independent Trade Union onsite to represent their views with management. A substantial number of staff have already joined Usdaw.

Usdaw is committed to signing an agreement with Brakes to be able to represent our members effectively, and have called upon the company locally to talk to them about the best way of achieving this. In the meantime they will continue their campaign to engage with Brakes staff to give them support they require.

Phil Waite, Usdaw Area Organiser for Harlow said “We are deeply disappointed with the managements attitude towards their staff in attempting to deny them access to the support of an independent trade union. We will if necessary take this to the courts to achieve the right outcome but would welcome the company agreeing to sit down with us at any time.”

He went on, “Usdaw is a professional organisation that works with companies all over the UK and Northern Ireland to help build positive employment relations and a pleasant environment to work in. We are both surprised, and disappointed, that in 2017 there are still employers who do not see the benefit in having a positive, transparent and open relationship with a Trade Union who serve only to find ways in which everyone can work more positively together.”


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1 Comment for Union battle for recognition from Harlow company Brakes:

2017-11-04 06:35:32

The "workers" united will never be defeated. Shades of the sixties eh !

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