GMB has called for an “urgent” meeting with DHL/UK Mail over claims the operator fired couriers who refused to sign a new contract. The union lashed out at the business last month after its members said they had been pressured into signing a new contract which would enforce a £2,000 pay cut, with the threat of losing their jobs if they refused to comply. DHL/UK Mail responded by saying while it had cut its pay-per-drop rate on its parcel deliveries, […]
There is one share in transport that is having a little run at the moment. One that doesn’t do it very often. After slipping to a low of 45p on 27 March, Wincanton keeps on growing. As of this morning it hit 82.35p – that’s an 83% return on your investment. So why all the commotion?
DHL is to close its Coventry depot, which it runs on behalf of retailer J Sainsbury, in a move that places 550 jobs at risk. The logistics giant plans to transfer the garment operations currently undertaken at Coventry for the retailer to another of its sites in Bedford. A DHL spokeswoman says: “In support of Sainsbury’s planned expansion of its UK clothing operation, the company is proposing to transfer its clothing volumes for both boxed and hanging items to its […]