The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has called on the Irish government to use emergency powers to lift the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules for vehicles caught up at Calais. The call came after recent strikes by French ferry staff and a surge in migrants trying to cross the Channel illegally led to escalating delays. IRHA president Verona Murphy told Motortransport.co.uk that the association had requested the move under Article 14 of EU Regulation 561/2006, which allows EU member states […]
Union Unite has begun balloting more than 200 drivers and warehousing staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK about possible industrial action over pay settlements and redundancy terms.
Unite plans to ballot four UPS depots across London for industrial action, extending the dispute that began at the parcel firm’s Camden depot last year.
The relaxation of drivers’ hours rules has been extended until 30 December, in response to crippling port congestion, Covid-19 and “unusual demand patterns”.