Retailer Poundland has been given the green light to develop a 350,000ft² DC in Harlow to replace the DHL-operated Hoddesdon site. The DC is due for completion in 2014 and will replace its current temporary site in Hoddesdon, Herefordshire, where all transport operations for the South East are currently being overseen by DHL Supply Chain. The site of a former Pitney Bowes warehouse on Elizabeth Way will serve as Poundland’s main depot for the south -east, serving up to 300 […]
Union Unite is to recommend to its members a settlement with DHL and four companies providing the operator with agency staff on its contract with Jaguar Land Rover.
Following a small-scale trial last year, Norbert Dentressangle has secured a new contract with Cambridge seed supplier RAGT Seeds for delivery of a range of cereals, maize, grass and winter oilseed rape seeds to farmers across mainland Europe.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]