Unite has launched legal action against two agencies, used by Wincanton and the Co-op, which the union claims are using “sham and bogus” self-employment practices. The claim was served against ADR Network and PPF by Unite on behalf of HGV driver Gary Sharrock. He drives for the agencies on a Co-op contract run by Wincanton from its Lea Green depot in Merseyside. According to Unite, Sharrock’s request for annual leave was refused in July. Sharrock said he is entitled to be […]
Wincanton has slammed the government’s forthcoming Lorry Road User Charge (LRUC) for not doing enough to level the playing field between UK and foreign operators. In a blog on its website the largest UK-owned operator said that the widely reported charge of £10 per day for foreign lorries to run on British roads “ought to be four or five times that amount” to “have any real impact”. Later this month the government will publish draft legislation containing details about the […]
Wincanton has won a three-year contract with Cemex, covering nationwide deliveries of bagged cement.
Wincanton has delivered a “boringly predictable” set of results for the six months to 30 September 2013, with group turnover down 1.6% at £542.3m and operating profit up 2.1% to £24.2m compared with the same period last year.