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Tesco drivers protest outside York stores
9:02am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
ANGRY truck drivers protested outside Tesco stores in York after the supermarket chain sold off its distribution to Carlisle-based Eddie Stobart.
About 100 truckers from Doncaster, all members of the Unite union, started the day at Tesco in Clifton Moor before moving to the Tesco Express store in Piccadilly.
Steve Lambert, one of those protesting, said 183 jobs were threatened after of the move because Eddie Stobart was looking to use “surplus within its own system”. He said: “Five weeks after we were transferred to Stobart they said that all 183 transportation drivers at Doncaster were at risk.”
A Tesco spokesperson said: “We hope that talks will resume as soon as possible between Unite and Eddie Stobart Ltd, and that a settlement can be reached. We will continue working with Eddie Stobart Ltd to try to provide alternative jobs for all the affected drivers.”
Nobody at Eddie Stobart was available to comment.