Sheffield City Region’s logistics sector was told it was one of the most “exciting prospects in the country” at an event last week to help raise the profile of the area’s multimodal capabilities. The gathering of local operators was arranged by Logistics Hub UK (LHUK), a partnership of private sector companies seeking to promote growth in the logistics sector across South Yorkshire. Keynote speaker at the event, Rob Bell, CEO at consultancy Archomai, told the group that if they start […]
Eddie Stobart drivers facing redundancy at Tesco’s Doncaster DC look set to commence a second period of strike action next week, after talks between the operator and union Unite broke down. Unite rejected an improved severance deal for its 180 member drivers tabled at talks on the 19 October, despite Eddie Stobart claiming the enhanced package was worth an additional £1m. Further talks had been expected towards the end of this week but have now collapsed against the threat of […]
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]
DBL Logistics has become the first warehousing and distribution company to become a member of the Logistics Hub UK scheme.