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 has 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.
Over the years, David T. Wade & Co has helped many clients with small claims, consumer matters, speeding, family and divorce, contractual, employment and landlord and tenant cases.
The firm provides a comprehensive service on an affordable hourly rate and can offer fixed fees on certain types of family and divorce matters, as well as ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangements on defending consumer credit claims over £2,000.
As a McKenzie Friend and Lay Representative, Mr Wade is unable to look after reserve legal activities covered by the Legal Services Act of 2007, such as probate, reserved instrument activities and administration of oaths. But his firm’s effective low-cost legal services delivers affordable legal help outside of these areas.