From London daily News Line:
Tuesday, 27 June 2006
GMB ‘Coach and horses’ victory
THE GMB trade union yesterday won its first victory in the battle over trade union rights at Asda, on the eve of a five-day strike due to begin this Friday.
The union called off a ‘coach and horses’ protest outside a private employment agency in Dartford, Kent, after receiving assurances that the agency would not supply drivers to break the strike.
Jeff Goswell, GMB Southern Region senior officer, said: ‘This morning I received a phone call from Mr Vince Riddell from Protem HGV Limited, who are currently supplying drivers to Asda Wal-Mart’s Erith and Dartford depots.
‘I asked Mr Riddell for a written undertaking that the Protem drivers would not cross the picket line.
‘I am pleased to be able to report to our members at Erith and Dartford that we have received a written undertaking from Protem HGV Limited, which we have accepted.
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