Argos electrical goods courier UPS will soon be on strike which would mean customers may not get presents on time.
UPS staff at Barton and Staffordshire are set to strike for fifteen days from 17 December 2019 .
Workers voted 90% to go on strike over Christmas.
The Barton distrubution centre is thought to be one of the most important for Argos as UPS deliver smartphones, laptops and other electrical equipment.
Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said:
“Unite has been waiting for an offer in response to our members pay claim since March. Drivers and shunters have been treated with contempt and have had enough.
“UPS is claiming that it has engaged with the pay claim. In reality, our members only received an offer of a voucher scheme that was so devoid of details that it could not be put to a ballot.
“Our members do not want to cause disruption for Argos customers over the Christmas period, but they have been left with no choice but to strike.
“The treatment of these Barton workers has been disgraceful. The reputations of UPS and Argos are at risk during the peak Christmas period because of this refusal to meaningfully engage with the pay claim.
“It is now up to UPS to ensure this dispute does not extend right across the busiest time of the year for Argos by tabling a sensible offer that our members can actually vote on.”