Saturday 16 November
On Saturday 16 November we will be marching in Doncaster to defend workers’ rights.
Last winter 183 Doncaster-based Unite drivers were sacked by Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL) following a TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment) transfer from Tesco.
Outsourcing and TUPE transfer is bad news for workers in many industries as more and more employers are exploiting the legislation to their advantage – and the disadvantage of our members. The whole point of TUPE is to protect workers when a business changes hands.
At the same time the government is planning to dilute TUPE legislation further. These changes will drive down workers’ terms and conditions and put jobs at risk.
We must stand united and strong to protect workers’ rights and let people know that exploitation through the TUPE process is unacceptable.
We are asking members and activists to meet at Doncaster Rovers football ground, Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW at 11.00 am on Saturday 16 November for a march past the gates of the Tesco depot, returning to the football ground for a rally.
If you can join us in Doncaster – bring your flags and banners – and let’s make a stand against worker exploitation.