STOP PRESS: The GMB has suspended their planned strike action at Spectrum for Arcadia that was due to commence at 6:00am tomorrow and have agreed to meet with the company on Thursday 23rd to discuss settlement. We welcome the company's offer of talks and will do all we can to secure a settlement that meets with our members expectations. 

Staff in Leeds gift shamed peer Philip Green with an unwelcome late birthday present.  GMB workers in a Topshop distribution warehouse are walking out for a second time over ‘deplorable’ working conditions.

Staff at Spectrum for Arcadia, a division of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain in Leeds, will be downing tools following a dispute over pay.

Previous strikes have disrupted deliveries for the shamed peer’s TopShop, Miss Selfridge and Burton’s outlets.

Protracted pay negotiations with the company have left GMB members dejected and feeling undervalued after their pay claim was thrown out by the company.

GMB members walked out last month – but with the company refusing to offer a real living wage they have no option but to take action again

Previously, an anonymous member of staff described conditions as “like workhouse”.

Doug Cooper, GMB organiser for the Leeds site said

“Despite the astronomical sums Philip Green has accumulated throughout his career, he continually refuses to pay our members a decent wage.

“While he enjoyed a lavish birthday party, our members struggled to make ends meet

“Now they have a late present for him – more disruption to his customers’ deliveries.

“We will continue until he realises he must treat staff like human beings and pay them a wage they can live on.


Contact: Doug Cooper on 01484 720088



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