Nearly 1,000 workers at transport and logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics are being balloted this week for industrial action, including those at its Northampton base.
Should industrial action take place, it will hit the deliveries of brands such as Britvic soft drinks, Heineken, Kronenbourg, Shepherd Neame and John Smith’s.
Unite started balloting its 970 members at 27 sites today for strike action and industrial action short of a strike. The ballot closes on Wednesday, August 28.
The dispute centres around the terms and conditions of the workforce.
A Unite spokesman said: “The company supplies pubs and the hospitality industry and any industrial action would cause severe disruption to deliveries.”