Tesco drivers in Scotland will go on strike after talks between the
supermarket and the T&G union collapsed today.

The 150 union members working at Tesco’s Livingston distribution centre are disputing changes to terms and conditions to be introduced when the depot is moved to a new site across the road.

However, the T&G claimed that Tesco now wanted to derecognise the union at the depot.

“We were within an ace of an arrangement on protection of pay and conditions in the forthcoming Livingston site transfer when the Tesco managers produced a statement stating quite clearly they wanted to derecognise us,” said Ron Webb, T&G section of Unite national secretary for transport.

Workers had voted overwhelmingly for industrial action last week, but they delayed setting a date in the hope that the dispute could be resolved.

They will now meet tomorrow to decide when the strike will happen and what form this action will take.

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