The Co-operative Group has confirmed that its DC in Chelston, Somerset is to close by the end of November with its Portbury, Bristol site following suit next April. It comes after the recent opening of its new £20m RDC at Avonmouth and confirmation last week that consolidation would lead to job losses. The retailer said around 118 drivers and 112 warehouse operatives at Chelston would be taking redundancy, but that no drivers or warehouse staff would be made redundant at […]
Twenty four Arla Foods drivers took redundancy after the firm’s decision to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant in July rather than transfer to a new employer, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt. Carol Millett
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.