David T. Wade has been elected as an official representative for the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) at Tesco’s Distribution Centre near Goole, East Yorkshire.
The role includes union meetings related to Usdaw members’ disciplinary issues and includes matters related to sickness, absences, holidays, flexible working, performance and conduct.
David T. Wade, who was also recently appointed as Legal Director to the Hull-based Humber Taxi Association (HTA), operates across the Humber, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, and, as well as Goole, supports clients in Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Selby and York and across the UK.
“My role for Usdaw is to help ensure that employee union members are treated honestly, openly and fairly; I’m passionate about helping employees and employers alike and I am incredibly excited to be in a position to assist Usdaw and its members directly off the distribution centre floor as and when I am able to,” said Mr Wade.
“This is a very important time in the labour market where there are great financial and operational pressures on businesses, particularly in the distribution sector, where there is a tendency to keep costs low and performance high, sometimes to the detriment of employees who can lose out on rights they are totally and legally entitled too. However, Tesco have a pertinent and fair employment policy and overall are good employers in respecting their employees’ rights.”
Tesco’s Distribution Centre in Goole employs about 900 staff many of which are Usdaw members.