More than 400 Argos employees have gone on strike over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics. Warehouse and administration staff at the retailer’s Lutterworth site began a strike at midnight this morning, which will run until 6.00pm on 12 June. Drivers also began a strike at midnight, which will end at 11.59pm on 11 June. According to Unite, the workers are concerned that if Argos outsources the drivers to Stobart as planned, it will lead […]
Suttons Group has appointed former Wincanton chief executive Graeme McFaull as its chairman of supply chain and logistics.
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union could be heading to arbitration service Acas to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout last week by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart took over the transport function at Tesco’s DC in August and in September said it wanted to remove it and use its nationwide network to […]
Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]