Aug 15, 2017

Strike will severely hit Argos customers, union warns

A strike at Argos' distribution centres will "Severely hit" the retailer's customers, a union has said. Unite members have begun a strike over what the union says is Argos' failure to negotiate a national deal covering redundancy and severance packages. "But an Argos spokesperson said:"Customers will not be impacted and should be reassured that full contingency plans are in place. Workers voted to strike after Argos, now owned by supermarket giant Sainsbury's, transferred 500 workers from Argos' Lutterworth distribution hub in Leicestershire to Wincanton Logistics, 25 miles away in Kettering, Northamptonshire. "The transfer of the workers from Lutterworth to the Wincanton site at Kettering, whether they wanted to go or not, led to this strike ballot."

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