Industrial action at Wincanton’s operations for customer HJ Heinz in Wigan has been averted after URTU members accepted a fresh proposal over pay. Members of the union had voted for industrial action this week (2 to 5 June) in relation to a pay dispute that goes back to last year. It had called for the basic wage in the RePack department at Heinz to be increased in line with the Living Wage (which currently stands at £7.45 for those outside […]
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
Wincanton has launched its fully-managed customer order delivery service for home improvement and garden retailer Homebase.
DHL Supply Chain has urged striking delivery drivers and warehouse staff in Liverpool to observe social distancing measures after it was blamed for calling out the police “at least 10 times”.