Wincanton has said it doesn’t expect to be affected by the dispute between union Unite and Argos over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers despite managing the majority of the retailer’s transport operation. Other than the 96 in-house drivers Argos intends to transfer to Eddie Stobart Logistics, the retailer’s driving work is all outsourced to around 350 Wincanton employees. Around 420 Argos employees at the Lutterworth site, where the 96 drivers are based, are currently being balloted over potential industrial […]
Eddie Stobart Logistics subsidiary O’Connor Container Transport is set for further integration into the group after racking up a loss of £800,000.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
The combination of the £16m sale of its former automotive logistics division and securing a “significant” customer wins towards the end of its last financial year helped Eddie Stobart Logistics generate a £21m surplus, which was used to repay its debt.