Community’s growing logistics sector took another step forward today with the launch of a new agreement with XPO Logistics.
The agreement will initially cover two previously non-unionised XPO sites in Northamptonshire and Yorkshire, which primarily serve the fashion sector. Community already has members within XPO and this new relationship will give workers a strong, independent, collective voice on important issues relating to their employment.
Community has a well-established logistics sector, and in recent years has been working specifically within the fashion sector supply chain through the Ethical Trading Initiative which seeks to improve conditions for workers in the fashion industry in the UK and around the world.
Community will give XPO workers at the sites a strong, independent, collective voice on important issues relating to their employment, and access to first class legal advice and representation. Community’s professional staff have already begun working with existing Community members within XPO to grow the union’s presence and ensure that all employees know the full benefits of union membership.
Sean Scorer, Community’s National Officer for logistics, said:
“Community has a track record of driving up pay and standards within the logistics sector and this relationship gives us new opportunities to support workers within XPO Logistics. The rapid growth of e-commerce in the UK has seen the logistics sector grow too.
“Community wants to see companies like XPO grow and succeed, but we also want workers to share in that success. This agreement is a positive step in that direction and we look forward to working closely with our members and the company in the coming weeks.”