GMB recruits 200 new members after bosses sack 20 drivers

More than 20 drivers working for DHL/UK Mail have been fired on the spot after refusing to sign new contracts that would see them lost £2,000 a year.

The GMB has written to the company demanding an urgent meeting to raise the “draconian” treatment they’ve received at the hands of management.

GMB national officer Mick Rix said: “I have never known drivers to be so angry and upset at a company. We have organised a number of meetings up and down the country with GMB members, and more than 200 drivers and others working for DHL/UK Mail have joined GMB.

“They have simply had enough of their appalling treatment by the company executives and depot managers. Many are talking about the possibility of taking action. DHL/UKMail need to have a serious rethink, they claim to be a socially responsible company, yet their draconian treatment of drivers demonstrates these are just words on a website.

“We have written to DHL/UK Mail demanding an urgent meeting. If they don’t respond and meet with us, our campaign for justice for GMB drivers at this company will go to another level. We urge all drivers to contact GMB now.”

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