We know this will be an incredibly distressing time and we want to assure members that Usdaw will do everything we can to support you.
We will continue to send out updates as this process continues, and you can check this section of the website for updates as soon as they are available.
Usdaw has spoken with the P&H administrators and received further updates on the process for members claiming statutory redundancy and other related payments. Members can commence a claim electronically on the Government’s website
You should have received a case number from the administrators to use on the Government website. The case number you will need to use depends on which part of the business you were employed in. For reference, they are below:
The wholesale side of the business (redundancies made on 28 November 2017)
Palmer & Harvey McLane Limited CN00054729
The vans side of the business (redundancies made on 8 December 2017)
P&H Direct Van Sales Limited CN00054971
P&H Sweetdirect Limited CN00054972
P&H Snacksdirect Limited CN00054973
All members who have been made redundant need to register through this website to commence their claim. As part of the claim, members will be asked to calculate their losses. It has been agreed with the Redundancy Payments Office that the administrators will utilise the information from Palmer and Harvey’s payroll system to calculate the claim. Members should continue to input as much information as possible through the website.
Support for Finding New Employment
A number of members have been in touch with Usdaw regarding references for future jobs. The administrators have advised Usdaw that they will send written confirmation to all former employees detailing their employment history at P&H for reference purposes. This will be sent as soon as possible.
Furthermore, we have been advised of a number of support events taking place across the country. Details of the events can be found here.
See previous updates.
We are receiving a number of offers of support from companies keen to take on Palmer and Harvey staff. See the companies listed below for further information.
Usdaw is keen to make you aware of all job opportunities as quickly as possible, however this should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the job by the Union.
Usdaw is able to offer information and support with CV writing and other job hunting skills. If you would like this support, please contact your local Usdaw Office
and ask to speak to your Lifelong Learning Project Co-ordinator.
Your local JobCentre Plus office will also have details of vacancies in your area as well as advice about benefits available to you and how to make a claim.
Booker Group Vacancies
Booker Group are recruiting now.
- All Classes
- Operatives, Pickers & Management
For a full list
of roles, please visit www.bookergroupjobs.co.uk
Send us your contact details, location and type of work you are looking for. We will contact you with suitable opportunities in your area. With multiple ways to apply, get in touch now:
0330 123 5000 or 07977019145
Arla Foods Vacancies
For a full list of roles, please visit: www.arla.com (please select UK from the list of countries to narrow the search).
We are specifically looking for drivers - Class 1/Tanker at our Aylesbury transport hub.
Capita Customer Management Vacancies
There are numerous vacancies at the Wembley location. Costco have also recently started business delivery and looking for C class drivers.
You can download an application form from Costco.co.uk
or alternatively send your CV & details to Jack Mills
NFT Distribution Operations and NR Evans
Bidfood currently have vacancies across all their sites, especially for competent Class 2 drivers. Contact the relevant location on:
Basingstoke 0370 3663 800
Battersea 0370 3663 500
Bicester 0370 3663 285
Birmingham 0370 3663 460
Bradford 01274 470 216
Bristol & Glasgow (Catering) 01631 569100
Chepstow 0370 3663 295
Edinburgh 0370 3663 480
Gateshead 0370 3663 450
Harlow 0370 3663 520
Hoddesden 0208 233 8423
Inverness 01463 233 097
Larbert 01324 402 100
Lee Mill 0370 3663 600
Manchester 0370 3663 400
Nottingham 0370 3663 420
Oban 01631 569100
Paddock Wood 0370 3663 670
Reading 01189 169 600
Salisbury 0370 3663 650
Slough 0370 3663 250
Stowmarket 0370 3663 360
Swansea 0370 3663 230
Wakefield RDC 0370 3663 400
Worthing 0370 3663 580
Tesco (Rugby) Vacancies
Tesco Rugby, may be able to offer vacancies to warehouse colleagues. For further information contact:
Tesco Grocery DC, DIRFT - Stephenson Way, Kilsby, Rugby, CV23 8YH. Tel: 01327 893800.
Blakemore Wholesale & Logistics Vacancies
Blakemore Wholesale & Logistics have vacancies for class 1 and class 2 drivers.
HR Shared Services on 0121 568 2905
(include your name, address, phone number and category of license)
The UK’s number one SIM card distributor are looking to recruit some talented field sales people at different levels to service independent retail and multi-site convenience stores.
Promotional sales staff
- London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool Leicester.
Field Sales Representatives
- Full and part time positions
- £7.50-8:50 per hour + commission
Business Development Managers/Sub-Team Leader
- Full and part time positions
- £18,000 - £20,000 per annum plus bonus
- Birmingham, Manchester, London.
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- Full time positions (40 hour week)
- Basic salary of £26,000 - £30,000 per annum plus bonus