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M&S distribution workers to take further action as company fails to engage with them

WORKERS at Marks & Spencer distribution site at Long Eaton in Derbyshire are to hold a second 24-hour strike against the company’s failure to engage with them.

The workers, who are members of retail and distribution union Usdaw, are employed by logistics firm DHL to deliver to M&S stores.

They walked out on strike on Wednesday over redundancy payments. The depot is to close next month.

Usdaw has announced the next stoppage will be on Wednesday, June 16.

Regional organiser Ed Leach said: “We remain shocked and disappointed that the company has still not formally responded to the decisive strike ballot result, with over 90 per cent of Usdaw members voting in favour of industrial action, or the first 24-hour stoppage.

“We again call on management to get back round the negotiating table. Only they can stop this continuing industrial action.

“Our members remain determined to get justice and we appeal to the company to engage with us to achieve a resolution to this dispute.”

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