Union Unite has said that it is looking to work in a “positive and constructive manner” with the management at AM Widdowson & Son after it emerged that a recovery plan at the Leicester haulier would involve 50 redundancies. Last week Motortransport.co.uk exclusively revealed that HMRC issued a winding-up petition against Widdowson in respect of £2.46m in unpaid VAT, PAYE and corporation tax. That petition has been adjourned until 6 July but a meeting is scheduled on 3 July for […]
Currie European’s MD said it had been focusing on customer and route profitability during 2016, in order to mitigate limited success in increasing its rates.
Unite says it is currently considering its course of action after talks with UPS earlier this week were unsuccessful.
The road freight sector put in a steady end of year performance in 2017, with sales, employment and wages up while the company failure rate fell.