DHL Express has upgraded and expanded all but 10 of its 38 UK service centres, with the most recent site opening in Park Royal, north west London, last week. UK CEO, Phil Couchman, told MT that the company plans to complete its infrastructure upgrade by early 2016. This includes the development of a new “Southern hub” in late 2015 which will replace its current site in Hounslow, Heathrow service centre and its head office. The £5m Park Royal site opened […]
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]
Hermes has won Poundland’s new home delivery contract, after the single-priced retailer said it planned to trial an online shopping system earlier this week.
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.