Royal Mail has called the threat of strike action by members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) “harmful”, ahead of the union’s meeting this week to decide whether a ballot should be held. The union, which last month rejected the operator’s offer of an 8.6% increase in pay over three-years, will decide whether to hold a national strike ballot at a policy forum meeting in London on Wednesday and Thursday (31 July/1 August). The operator said in a statement: “[We […]
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
DX Group has become the latest target of union GMB’s campaign against the ‘gig economy’.
Transport industry business groups have demanded that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises.