According to news outlets, an employment tribunal that was due to begin in Jan. 12 was suspended amid rumours that a settlement had been reached. The hearing concerned 184 lorry drivers who had brought a case for unfair dismissal after the delivery workforce was transferred from a retail giant to a privately held haulage firm.
The hearing had been due to hear evidence from a number of senior managers from the retail firm detailing the process of how the employment of the drivers had been transferred. The transport workers claimed that their transfer was designed to put them out of work. The dispute began in August 2012 when their employment was passed to the haulage firm. One month later, they were issued 90-day notices of termination with no indication if their employment would be resumed.