Tesco has defended its recruitment policy after being accused of seeking out foreign workers, rather than British ones, at its new Dagenham distribution centre in East London. Earlier this week, a leaked speech due to be given by Labour immigration spokesman Chris Bryant alleged the new Dagenham site employed a large percentage of Eastern European workers and suggested the retailer had told staff at its closing Harlow site they could only move to the new centre if they took a […]
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]
Geodis Calberson has opened three new regional UK DCs as part of its five-year expansion plan. In addition to its 11 sites operating across the country, it has recently opened DCs at West Thurrock in East London, Wythenshawe in Manchester and Hedge End in Southampton. Geodis Calberson said the new warehouses would help it get closer to its customers at a local level. “We are delighted to be opening our new sites to bring an even better service to our […]
Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a four year contract with Waitrose to operate its new NDC in Milton Keynes.