Arla Foods’ plans to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant and outsource its logistics operation to Bidvest Logistics have been slammed by union Unite. The move comes just one year after Arla outsourced its outbound logistics at its Leeds operations to Moran Logistics along with the transfer of 100 drivers. The strategy will see Arla’s 32 dairy drivers and logistics staff at the Hatfield Peverel, Essex, site transferred to Bidvest Logistics. Another 198 employees at the dairy will either […]
More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected.