Iceland workers to strike over Christmas

365 workers at the Iceland distribution depot in North London will begin a series of one and two day strikes starting on the 8th December.

Submitted by Mike Harman on December 6, 2006

The workers are formally emplyed by DHL, but any pay increases have to be first authorised by Iceland according to the T&G union. The depot, which employs 250 warehouse operatives and 115 drivers supplies food to 180 Iceland stores in London, the South East and East Anglia. The T&G expects the strike to affect stocks in Iceland stores during the run up to Christmas.

In July this year, 300 staff at the Iceland depot in Deeside in Flintshire struck for 24 hours over plans to relocate it to Cheshire.