Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected. The union, which staged the last of three strikes over pay and conditions at the firm on 1 September, told Motortransport.co.uk today that further talks with Indesit UK had led to the company making an improved offer. Regional officer Mark Plumb said, however, […]
A new system of managed migration will allow the road transport industry to recruit skills internationally after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, has assured operators.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
A “huge increase” in mental health concerns in haulage during the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the Unite trade union to push for an industry standard to tackle the growing crisis.