Workers at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) have voted in favour of strike action in a ballot by union Unite, which concluded last week (28 August). Unite revealed that 85% voted to strike on a turnout of 64%, having balloted 970 drivers, draymen and warehouse workers. Industrial action could affect deliveries of brands such as Fosters, Heineken, Kronenbourg, John Smith’s, Strongbow and Britvic soft drinks if it goes ahead. A spokesman for the Unite said talks with KNDL the […]
DHL has closed one of its DCs in the North-West after one of the site’s major customers reviewed its entire transport operations. The firm plans to move operations which are part of its Supply Chain division at its Widnes, Cheshire site to its existing Avonmouth, Somerset, and Radlett, Herts, sites, following the relocation of a contract with kitchen maker Howdens Joinery from Merseyside to Howden, East Yorkshire. Subject to consultation, DHL also plans to establish a new hub in Howden […]
Tanker firm Hoyer says a rejection of the latest tanker driver proposals by delegates at Unite’s oil trades conference is a “matter of grave concern”. It also slams Unite for its decision to re-ballot the company’s tanker drivers, following concerns raised that not all of them received ballot papers in the initial vote. Hoyer’s statement follows a vote from around 60 delegates at the Unite oil trades conference resulting in members recommending tanker drivers reject the deal in a national […]
Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has relocated its Newark depot in Nottinghamshire to a site in nearby Carlton-on-Trent.