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 […]
Wincanton says it is making good progress this financial year in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. An interim statement issued today (26 July), for the period commencing 1 April, reveals the logistics giant has traded in line with expectations and with a strong new business momentum. In particular, Wincanton has won an “important” new multi-channel contract with Kiddicare, secured a new deal with Rolls Royce, as well as scooped shared-user warehousing business with The Retail People and […]
Hanson has outsourced part of its concrete delivery operations to Wincanton.
UK Mail’s bull run couldn’t last. After hitting the heights of 510pence per share last week, following a stellar set of results, it has drifted back slowly to 497p as of today – still significantly higher than the 445p the week before its full year results. Not bad work in a fortnight. But it has still helped the MT basket of six shares hit a new high for the year: £18.67…