Employees at DHL in Switzerland are in dispute with the company over its refusal to consult their union representatives on plans to put some 86 employees out of work.
Members of the DeutschePost DHL European Works Council, meeting in Bonn, gave a “yellow card” to the DHL CEO, Frank Appel. The EWC had heard from Mr Appel that he would not agree to negotiating a Global Agreement on workers rights and union rights with the two Global Union Federations, UNI Global Union and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).
The ITF and UNI have criticised DHL for being disingenuous when it claims to be upholding labour rights. The criticism follows a letter from the company which outlined its commitment to international labour standards. The letter from Walter Scheurle, director… Continue Reading →
Some 800 DHL employees working in the UK on a contract for a major car manufacturer could take strike action if a dispute over pay is not resolved.