Grangemouth oil refinery has been shutdown by operator Ineos until a shareholder review on Tuesday, despite an announcement earlier today by Unite that planned industrial action at the site had been called off. The refinery had been in a phase of winding down for closure ahead of the strike this weekend known as “cold shutdown”. However, a statement just released by refinery owner Ineos states: “Grangemouth is shut down and will remain shut down. “Grangemouth is financially distressed. The industrial […]
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.
Argos is facing a union dispute after revealing it intends to transfer nearly 100 of its drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics.
BP says it is “disappointed” that the Unite union’s tanker driver members have voted in favour of industrial action over safety, training and terms and conditions. The company says that it, along with other fuel distribution companies, has been working with Unite since 2010 to discuss the union’s proposal to form an industry wide bargaining forum. A spokesman for BP says: “Despite the fact that joint working groups have been established and discussions are still on-going, Unite has decided to go […]