Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer. Some 700 staff at Tesco’s Belfast and Doncaster DCs will be balloted from Tuesday (1 December) on industrial action, said a spokesman for Unite. The ballot will end on 11 December. The union is also poised to announce a separate ballot at […]
Pallet network Fortec has said its members will benefit from the opening of parent group Geodis’ hub in Northampton.
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
Total industrial and logistics floorspace take-up fell 22% last year due to weak economic conditions and a shortage of good quality stock, according to property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest UK Industrial Property Trends Today report.