Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today. The 24-hour strike by over 200 staff will commenced at 6am across 12 different Indesit UK sites. A Unite spokesman confirmed yesterday that no further talks between the company and the union were currently scheduled. Industrial action has been looming for […]
More than 200 drivers and warehouse staff at Indesit UK are to carry out four days of industrial action from the end of next week.
Up to 130 jobs may be affected at TNT Fashion Group UK as a result of plans to integrate elements of its dedicated supply chain operations within the wider TNT Express network.
The UK’s continuing economic anaemia has forced the road transport industry to cut its cloth in a bid to stay in business. Profits have in many cases come under unsustainable pressure as fuel prices surge, forcing operators to the wall. The current situation has also served to mask a looming driver shortage, according to Skills for Logistics (SfL). This, the sector skills council warns, presents a very real threat to operators’ ability to bounce back when the eventual upswing comes. […]