Argos drivers' Christmas strike called off by Unite union


A strike by drivers who deliver goods for Argos has been called off just a day after it was announced.


The Unite union had warned that a three-day walkout by drivers working for delivery firm Wincanton from next Tuesday threatened "mayhem" for the retailer's Christmas deliveries.

They will now vote on a new pay deal agreed between Wincanton and the union.

Following confirmation the strike had been suspended pending the new ballot, Argos said: "We're pleased that both sides (Wincanton and Unite) have resolved their issues.

"Once again, we'd like to reassure our customers that it's business as usual this Christmas at Argos."

The action had threatened to add to the feeling of a 'red' Christmas build-up - given separate disputes involving Post Office workers and rail workers on the Southern franchise.

Unite confirmed on Wednesday that BA cabin crew in its mixed fleethad voted to back strikes in a pay row - with action potentially taking place before Christmas.


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