Shirley workers are serious: logistics workers strike on “Cyber Monday”

Cautiously pessimistic

Workers at the Shirley, Solihull branch of “Spectrum for Arcadia”, a logistics depot that’s part of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain and supplies major brands such as Topshop and Burton’s, walked out on strike today as part of a pay dispute. It’s one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping, and presumably orders placed on “Black Friday” will still be working their way through the supply chain as well. Warehouse and other supply chain workers always have a fair amount of disruptive power, but that’s magnified in the shopping rush in the run-up to Christmas, so it’d be worth keeping an eye out for other stories like this, or the judge who ordered striking pilots back to work because their planes carried Amazon packages.

At the very least, I think it’s important to spread this news among Spectrum/Arcadia workers – I’d like to hope that…

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