Unite today urged the boss of Howdens Joinery to "stop the clock" on redundancy notices given to 53 loyal lorry drivers.
The union is preparing an industrial action ballot for workers in a dispute over the company's decision to relocate the Merseyside transport operation to Howden in East Yorkshire with the loss of 53 jobs.
Unite held a demonstration today outside Howdens' headquarters in London calling on the company's chief executive Matthew Ingle to negotiate meaningfully with the union.
Unite national officer Matt Draper said: "Only he can make sure that the company acts in line with its self proclaimed values of respect for others, and treating everyone as they would like to be treated."
The union believes the company's decision is an attack on the strongly unionised workers.