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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime called off - UK HR News

Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime called off - UK HR News

The industrial action has now been called off, imminent a further ballot.

Unite had said that Wincanton management has offered to backdate the holiday pay from April this year, but the union said the pay should cover at least the past two years.

A Wincanton spokesperson said: “All industrial action has now been suspended pending a ballot on the terms of the agreement among Unite members, and at this important time of year, the Argos business will be unaffected.”

Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said: “I would like to thank our members for the solidarity they have shown during this dispute and we look forward to a positive relationship with the management at Wincanton going forward.”

Since Bear Scotland v Fulton, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council and an employment tribunal in Brettle and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council have extended the calculation of holiday pay to include voluntary overtime.

Qian Mou, employment law editor on XpertHR, said: “The EAT case of Bear Scotland v Fulton decided that a three-month break between deductions in pay would limit the period for which employees could claim unpaid holiday pay.

“The dispute between Unite and Wincanton appears to relate to an overarching agreement over how far back holiday pay should be recalculated for all drivers.”

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