Nearly 150 former City Link staff are preparing to take group employment action against the failed parcels carrier in the hope of receiving a larger compensation payout. JMW Solicitors, the law firm handling the claim, told Motortransport.co.uk it has received enquiries from 144 former City Link staff, after it was approached by a former employee after the company entered administration on Christmas Eve last year. “We have drafted the claim form, started Acas early conciliation, put the administrators on notice […]
City Link has invested in additional drivers, delivery vehicles and warehouse staff ahead of the bumper parcel volumes expected this Christmas.
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]