Specialist bulk and waste carrier Hargreaves Transport Services (HTS) is raising the rate it pays subcontracted drivers in an attempt to develop a more stable relationship with them. The 3% rise, to be applied from 1 December, will add £750,000 a year to HTS’s costs. But the County Durham-based operator believes the move will help create a more loyal and equitable relationship with its 450 regular subcontractors, 105 of whom work solely for HTS. Neil Sowerby, HTS operations manager, described […]
More than 300 warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Westfield site in Cumbernauld, Scotland have held two 24-hour stoppages in a dispute over pay. However, around 30 HGV drivers who also backed the strikes in a ballot last month, withdrew from the action at the 11th hour after agreeing a deal with management. The warehouse staff walked out on Friday 19 and Monday 22 October after they rejected a 2% over two years pay rise offer. union leaders said an […]
Last-minute talks are being conducted today between Indesit UK and union Unite over the pay and conditions of over 200 drivers and warehouse staff at the white goods manufacturer – just over 36 hours before the first of three separate strikes is due to start.
Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today.