Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]
The UK’s continuing economic anaemia has forced the road transport industry to cut its cloth in a bid to stay in business. Profits have in many cases come under unsustainable pressure as fuel prices surge, forcing operators to the wall. The current situation has also served to mask a looming driver shortage, according to Skills for Logistics (SfL). This, the sector skills council warns, presents a very real threat to operators’ ability to bounce back when the eventual upswing comes. […]
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Arla Foods’ plans to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant and outsource its logistics operation to Bidvest Logistics have been slammed by union Unite.