Milton Keynes workers supplying Carlsberg secure social distancing and PPE

Drivers employed by logistics company Bibby, which supplies cans for drinks manufacturers including Carlsberg, have won an agreement on health and safety after threatening to walk out.

Management agreed to the following changes:

  • Temperature checks for all staff upon arrival to the site
  • Cleaning products available for all warehouse staff and drivers from a list of approved products to combat the virus
  • Structured working patterns for staff
  • A dedicated lorry for each driver on day and night shifts
  • Hand sanitiser available on loading bays.

Unite regional officer Chris Gray said: “The drivers were not prepared to compromise their safety during the current health crisis.

“With the support of their fellow workers and Unite’s Organising department, the drivers led a campaign making clear they were prepared to walk out on health and safety grounds.

“We are also pleased that in this particular situation Bibby management worked with Unite to quickly resolve the issues and provide the necessary PPE. We hope that the good working relationship will now continue.”

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