The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require. The Taylor review calls for a shake-up of the inequality between employed and self-employed workers. It suggests the categorisation of worker be replaced with “dependent contractors” – those who rely long term on zero-hour contracts or agency work. FTA’s Head of Skills Campaigning […]
Members of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are on track to meet their target of an 8% reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations between 2011 and 2015, an FTA conference, Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs, heard last week (21 May).
Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are being balloted for industrial action by the GMB union after rejecting a 2.5% pay offer.
Hermes has invested in 100 new vehicles as part of a fleet replacement programme, which will also assist it with additional parcel volumes. The parcels firm has made a multi-million pound investment in 86 vans, a mix of 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles, which will be used for radial depot work. It has also added 14 tractor units to its trunking operation, collecting from customers and distributing to its hub and depot network. All the new vehicles have automatic gearboxes […]