The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain. Earlier this year, the union launched legal action against DHL, Wincanton, and two firms involved in the supply of agency staff to the site – Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services and Tempay – after alleging that agency […]
Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector.
US warehousing giant Panattoni says significant progress is being made at its Wakefield515 site where steel is already up on what it describes as the largest speculative development in the North for 10 years.
Amazon is to create 1,500 jobs with a new fulfilment centre in Essex next year, announced just a week after it revealed plans for its new Doncaster warehouse.