Argos is facing potential disruption to its UK distribution network, after staff at a flagship DC in Staffordshire overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest pay offer in a long running dispute. Union members at Argos’s Barton-under-Needwood site, described by Unite as the company’s “jewel in the crown” within its distribution network, have thrown out the latest pay offer, effectively exhausting the current process. The site, which has some 300 employees two-thirds of which are Unite members, sits outside of the national […]
Royal Mail is reviewing the need for its mail distribution centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but does not expect the decision to affect the vehicle operating centre at the same site.
Morrisons has rolled out its online food offering into Yorkshire and plans deliveries to more locations this year.
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 […]