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GMB PROTEST AGAINST DX TO GET DRIVER HIS JOB BACK

Monday, March 6, 2017

For immediate release - Monday 6 March 2017

GMB PROTEST AGAINST DX IN TIPTON TO GET DRIVER HIS JOB BACK

This is another case where the workers’ rights are not being properly recognised and the company needs to treat people with respect they deserve says GMB

GMB, the union for forced self employed workers, are to protest and raise a petition outside the DX depot in Tipton, West Midlands on Wednesday 8 March to get a DX driver reinstated. [See notes to editors for list of all DX depots]

The driver was sacked for refusing to deliver parcels on a Saturday morning to a place the company and the driver knew was closed.

The protest and petition signing starts outside Tipton Depot at 5.00am until 7.00amand then again from 3.00pm until 11.00pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017, at the following location:

 

Unit 3-5

Bloomfield Park Industrial Estate

Bloomfield Road

Tipton

West Midlands

DY4 9AP

David Day, GMB regional organiser said:

“GMB are protesting outside the DX depot in Tipton against the appalling way one of our members has been told not to return to work.

“The driver went in to work on a Saturday morning and was told to deliver parcels to a place that he and the company knew was closed. This would have been a wasted trip with the diesel being paid by the driver himself. Had he gone and returned with the undelivered parcels he could have been fined for bringing parcels back as dishing out penalties is common practice.

“Like any right minded person he refused but was told to leave in an abusive manner and not return. His load was given to another driver who did not take that specific delivery and nothing was said.

“His old round has been given to someone else who was trained two weeks before so this looks like it was planned and engineered. Many drivers have witnessed the goings on and have organised a petition to try and get him his job back.

“This is another case where the workers’ rights are not being properly recognised and the company needs to treat people with respect they deserve and GMB is here to help them achieve this.

 

“GMB cannot stand by any longer and see this sort of mistreatment handed out without any consideration to those it affects.”

 

ENDS

 

Contact: David Day on 07957 251927; GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

 

Notes to editors

 

1) Depots list

North East

Yorkshire & The Humber

West Midlands

Eastern

       

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

Unit 30 Drum Ind Estate

Unit 3

Ashmore Lake Way

c/o E.J Masters Ltd

Birtley

Haigh Park Road

Willenhall

Railway Terrace

Chester Le Street

Leeds

Wolverhampton

Kings Langley

Co. Durham

West Yorkshire

West Midlands

Hertfordshire

DH2 1AG

LS10 1RT

WV12 4LF

WD4 8JA

       

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

Wass Way

Lowton Way

c/o Rainbow Nightfreight (Worcs)

21 Chester Road

Eaglescliffe

Hellaby Industrial Estate

Arthur Drive

Eaton Socon

Cleveland

Rotherham

Hoo Farm Industrial Estate

St Neots

TS16 0RG

South Yorkshire

Kidderminster

Cambridge

 

S66 8RY

Worcester

PE19 8YT

North West

 

DY11 7RA

 

Unit 3-5

Bloomfield Park Ind Estate,

Tipton,

DY4 9AP

DX Freight Ltd

 

East Midlands

 

Wollaston Way

DX Freight Ltd

 

London

Burnt Mills Industrial Estate

Roach Bank Road

DX Freight Ltd

 

Basildon

Pilsworth

Woolsthorpe Close

DX Freight Ltd

Essex

Bury

Bilborough

Unit 10 London Ind Park

SS13 1DJ

BL9 8RS

Nottinghamshire

5 Eastbury Road

 
 

NG8 3JD

London

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

 

E6 6LP

Units 11-13 Trident Industrial Estate

Unit L

DX Freight Ltd

 

Pindar Road

Main Line Industrial Estate

W A Rainbow & Sons

Wales

Hoddesdon

Milnthorpe

Quibell's Lane

 

Hertfordshire

Cumbria

Newark

DX Freight Ltd

EN11 0SF

LA7 7LS

NG24 2AL

181 Cardiff Road

 
   

Newport

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

Gwent

2 Caley Close

Weston Road

Oxwich Close

NP20 3BP

Sweet Briar Industrial Estate

Crewe

Brackmills

 

Norwich

Cheshire

Northampton

DX Freight Ltd

Norfolk

CW1 6JS

Northamptonshire

c/o T/A Speed

NR3 2BU

 

NN4 7BH

Henfaes Lane

 

DX Freight Ltd

 

Welshpool

 

2 Redfern Street

 

Powys

 

Bankhall

 

SY21 7BJ

 

Liverpool

     

Merseyside

 

DX Freight Ltd

 

L20 8JB

 

Unit 13

 
   

Llanelli Gate

 
   

Dafen

 
   

Llanelli

 
   

SA14 8LQ

 

 

South East

South West

Scotland

Northern Ireland

       

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

Unit 12 Oriana Way

Unit 18

c/o H&M Logistics (Aberdeen) Ltd

c/o Countrywide Freight Ltd

Nursling Industrial Estate

Pucklechurch Trading Estate

Craigshaws Road

Mallusk Way

Southampton

Pucklechurch

West Tullos

Mallusk Road

Hampshire

Bristol

Aberdeen

Newtownabbey

SO16 0YU

Avon

Grampian

Northern Ireland

 

BS16 9QH

AB12 3AR

BT36 4AA

DX Freight Ltd

     

Imberhorne Way

DX Freight Ltd

DX Freight Ltd

 

East Grinstead

PenCarrie House

c/o JRS Logistics (Dundee) Ltd

 

West Sussex

Eagle Way

Unit D

 

RH19 1RL

Sowton

Mid Craigie Trading Estate

 
 

Exeter

Mid Craigie Road

 

DX Freight Ltd

EX2 7HY

Dundee

 

Unit 10, Applegarth Drive

 

DD4 7RN

 

Questor Industrial Park

DX Freight Ltd

   

Dartford

c/o Rainbow Nightfreight (Worcs)

DX Freight Ltd

 

Kent

Byard Road

Loanwath Road

 

DA1 1JD

Gloucester

Gretna

 
 

Gloucestershire

DG16 5ES

 

DX Freight Ltd

GL2 5DF

   

Fort Bridgewood

 

DX Freight Ltd

 

Maidstone Road

DX Freight Ltd

6 Oak Park Place

 

Rochester

Unit 2, Langage 1

Oakbank Industrial Estate

 

Kent

Langage Science Park

Livingston

 

ME1 3RX

Western Wood Way

West Lothian

 
 

Plympton

EH53 0TN

 

DX Freight Ltd

PL7 5BG

   

Units 2/3

 

DX Freight Ltd

 

Lakeside Industrial Estate

 

101 Cambuslang Road

 

Lakeside Road

 

Cambuslang Investment Park

 

Colnbrook

 

Cambuslang

 

SL3 0ED

 

Glasgow

 
   

G32 8NB

 

DX Freight Ltd

     

Colthrop Lane

 

DX Freight Ltd

 

Thatcham

 

c/o M&H Carriers (Inverness) Ltd

 

Reading

 

The Highland Freight Centre

 

Berkshire

 

Carsegate Road North

 

RG19 4NH

 

Cars Industrial Estate

 
   

Inverness

 
   

IV3 8DU

 

 

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