The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers. Both trade associations have been pressing for a meeting with the Treasury to explore new ways to encourage people to enter the driver labour force. They want what they describe as a “simple, nationally available, readily accessible funding stream” to bridge the gap until Trailblazer apprenticeship funding for new drivers goes live in September 2017. […]
The European Commission is not expected to decide until this autumn whether to pursue its infringement case against Germany over the imposition of the German minimum wage on hauliers from other nations, an EC spokesman has revealed.
FTA subsidiary TDUK has bought Tachodisc out of administration.
Further talks between union Unite and white goods manufacturer Indesit UK were held yesterday, the union has confirmed – just as the second of three strikes by drivers and warehouse staff was due to begin.