Planned strike action by Wincanton drivers working for Argos has been cancelled after successful talks between the operator and Unite. Around thirty drivers were scheduled to hold a three day strike beginning at midnight on 20 December. The action was the outcome of a long-running dispute about back-dated holiday pay, with the drivers claiming they were each owed around £700. Today Unite said the strike had been cancelled and that the parties had reached a mutual agreement. Unite regional officer […]
Last week the MT Tracker took a break – to compile the MT Top 100 – look out for it at the end of November. It’s no secret that our big six make the Top 100, but as for exactly where you’ll have to wait until 18 November. In the meantime, we welcome Royal Mail out of the clutches of the government and onto the Stock Exchange (and the MT Tracker) and we’ll take a look at its share price […]
Wincanton has renewed its long-standing contract with Sainsbury’s, in a deal that will see the companies’ relationship reach the 25 year mark.
Smyths Toys Superstores has awarded Wincanton a one year distribution contract to handle the toy retailer’s nationwide deliveries. The contract will see Wincanton manage product distribution from the retailer’s warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to its 39 stores across the UK. “When we began to look for a logistics partner we had a clear vision that we needed a provider with the scale and flexibility to meet our busy peak periods, such as the run-up to Christmas, to achieve maximum sales potential,” […]