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NC Cammack & Son leaves Fortec for Palletforce

October 13, 2017 Emma Shone

NC Cammack & Son has left Fortec to join rival network Palletforce. The family business, bought by Kinaxia Logistics in 2013, will take over coverage of the Colchester area from fellow member Simarco. Simarco has given up part of its coverage to Cammack because of growing pallet volumes in the area. NC Cammack & Son joined Fortec in 2014, having not belonged to a pallet network before then. MD Jim Cammack said: “Customer service has always been at the heart […]

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Amazon to open third fulfilment centre in the North West

October 13, 2017 Emma Shone

Amazon is to open its third fulfilment centre in the North West, with a new facility set to go live in Bolton next year. The online retailer said it’s continuing its UK expansion to meet increasing customer demand, offer a wider product selection and allow SMEs selling on its marketplace to grow their businesses. The 1,200 jobs created by the new Bolton site will bring Amazon’s permanent employee count in the North West to 3,500. Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of […]

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Royal Mail wins court battle against CWU pension strike

October 12, 2017 Emma Shone

Strike action at Royal Mail has been put on hold after the postal operator won a court ruling against the Communication Workers Union (CWU). CWU members voted in in favour of strike action against the operator’s pension scheme in a ballot last month, and a 48-hour walkout was due to take place on 19 October. However Royal Mail said the strike action was unlawful, claiming it went against an Agenda for Growth both parties had signed in 2013. The agenda, […]