Sainsbury’s warehouse staff to strike this week

Sainsbury's Edinburgh

Hundreds of staff at one of Sainsbury’s warehouses will take part in strike action on Thursday following a dispute over changes to its absence policy.

Almost 400 workers at the grocer’s Waltham Point distribution centre will walk out for 24 hours, starting at 6am tomorrow.

Details of the strike emerged two weeks after Usdaw members voted in favour of industrial action.

Almost three-quarters of the 250 staff who voted in the ballot backed plans to walk out. Around 380 Usdaw members work at the Waltham Point site, in Essex.

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