Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, which represents hundreds of members at Eddie Stobart Logistics plc, is still seeking reassurances about the company’s future following its takeover by venture capitalists DBay last December.

Unite renewed its call for a high level meeting with the company to better understand the short, medium and long-term plans for the workforce today (Wednesday 26 February), coinciding with the publication of the company’s half year results which revealed heavy losses.

Growing uncertainty

Unite national office Adrian Jones said: “It is almost three months since Dbay took control of Eddie Stobart and the company has still not offered a meeting to provide reassurances to the workforce about its future.

 “Our members are becoming increasingly unsettled and unsure about their future due to the failure of such a meeting to be held, where Stobart’s plans can be properly discussed.

 “Following the publication of the latest half yearly results which highlight significant losses at the company those concerns have naturally increased.

 “In order to restore morale among the workforce and in the interests of transparency it is important that such a meeting is held as soon as possible.

 “A failure to hold a meeting will inevitably increase the concern and worry among the workforce.”

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Notes to editors:

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Unite statement on Stobart ownership

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.