Indesit deliveries to be hit as South Yorkshire workers vote for strike

Indesit workers are set to go on strike
Indesit workers are set to go on strike

Delivery drivers in South Yorkshire have voted to take strike action in a national pay dispute.

Workers for Indesit based in Barnsley are among those who are supporting industrial action against the company, which has 12 bases around the country.

The potential strike could affect thousands of deliveries of white goods such as fridge freezers and cookers.

The workers, who are members of Unite union, will be deciding in the next few days what form the strike action may take.

Drivers, attendants and warehouse staff voted by 93 per cent for strike action and 97 per cent for industrial action short of a strike, after what the union describes as ‘years of below-inflation pay awards’.

Unite regional officer Mark Plumb said: “We urge the management to get around the table to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement for the drivers and warehouse staff. As the drivers deliver more than 16,000 items of ‘white goods’ each week, any industrial action will severely disrupt deliveries for Indesit customers.”