Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers. The strike, organised by union Unite at the retailer’s Basildon, Bridgwater, Castleford, Magna Park and Heywood DCs, came to an end on 26 July – the date that Argos was due to launch its latest catalogue. The union had claimed around 1,000 staff would take part, and that the industrial action would “severely affect” both the launch […]
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
Industrial action by Prospect members at DVSA has been called off after the agency approached ACAS to help resolve the dispute.