Industrial action at Wincanton’s operations for customer HJ Heinz in Wigan has been averted after URTU members accepted a fresh proposal over pay. Members of the union had voted for industrial action this week (2 to 5 June) in relation to a pay dispute that goes back to last year. It had called for the basic wage in the RePack department at Heinz to be increased in line with the Living Wage (which currently stands at £7.45 for those outside […]
Wincanton has signed a ‘sweet’ new contract with British Sugar, the company responsible for around half of the UK’s sugar.
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.