Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
Norbert Dentressangle has renewed its contract with Tesco to manage 12 of its recycling service units (RSUs) and won a new contract to maintain the retailers loose equipment fleet. The new contract will see ND service and maintain more than a million roll cages, as well as trays, buckets and dollies for Tesco providing repair services at the supermarket chain’s 22 distribution centres in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Tesco RSU network was set up in 1995 and handles […]
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union could be heading to arbitration service Acas to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout last week by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart took over the transport function at Tesco’s DC in August and in September said it wanted to remove it and use its nationwide network to […]
Bath hauliers whose businesses suffer from the introduction of the city’s clean air zone (CAZ) next year will be able to apply to Shire Leasing for financial assistance.