A strike may be looming at delivery giant UPS, following the breakdown of talks between the union and its workers.

The company has been negotiating with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union for months over better pay and working conditions, following the surge in shipping since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic.

In June, UPS workers voted to strike if the two sides do not reach agreement by 31st July, when the existing contract expires. However, the most recent talks ended on 5th July, without agreement and with no further discussions currently planned.

UPS have the largest unionised workforce of any company in the United States and currently deliver more than 20 million parcels and packages a day on a global basis. Therefore, any walkout would lead to widespread economic disruption.

Undoubtedly, a UPS strike would impact many of our fulfilment and international customers that rely on their delivery services. Therefore, Westbound are monitoring the situation closely and will advise further should the situation develop significantly.

If you have any questions regarding the above, then Westbound are here to help. So, please do not hesitate to contact us.