24-hour strike halts deliveries to Wadworth pubs
10:33am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Latest News
A 24-hour strike by drivers is disrupting deliveries to Wadworth pubs today.
It started at 10am and involves drivers working for Thatcham-based company Kuehne & Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL), which handles deliveries on behalf of Wadworth.
Paul Sullivan, sales and marketing director for the Devizes-based brewery, said it was given seven days notice of the strike and took measures to ensure pubs were stocked up.
He estimated that out of 120 of its pubs in the south west, only about four would be affected today and have to wait until Thursday or Friday for a delivery.
Deliveries in Devizes by the Wadworth shire horses are still going ahead today as normal.
Wadworth transferred its distribution and most of its warehousing to KNDL late last year, with the loss of 31 jobs, saying it would be more cost effective to outsource the operation.
It is understood the strike centres round changes to delivery patterns and warehousing arrangements at KNDL.
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