The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has held a protest today over the proposed closure of consumer technology retailer Dixons Carphone’s Wednesbury repair and distribution centre. The planned closure is expected to take effect in early 2016, at the cost of around 500 jobs – although affected workers have been offered alternative employment at another location. Adrian Bailey, MP for West Bromwich West, asked David Cameron to intervene in the site’s closure during Prime Minister’s Questions last week (3 June). Bailey […]
Increased parcel volumes at UK Mail have seen the carrier lower its price-per-drop for delivery drivers in order to remain competitive, angering a union.
Authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could still be left without vehicle test staff as a result of industrial action if talks taking place on Monday 8 June between union Prospect and DVSA chief executive Alastair Peoples do not go well.
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]