Increased parcel volumes at UK Mail have seen the carrier lower its price-per-drop for delivery drivers in order to remain competitive, angering a union. The Deutsche Post DHL-owned company came under fire from the GMB after drivers from 55 UK Mail depots across the country claimed they had been pressured into signing a new contract, which would cut their pay by up to £2,000 a year. At a depot in Runcorn drivers reported having been told to sign the new […]
City Link cut its first quarter losses by more than a third but remained loss-making ahead of its sale to turnaround investor Better Capital.
UK Mail has opened a new depot in Middleton, Greater Manchester, in response to growing demand from both B2B and B2C parcel customers.
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.