Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are set to strike after further negotiations between the GMB union and the company failed to resolve an ongoing pay dispute. In a ballot which ended on 6 November, 73% of members voted for strike action and 83% for action short of a strike, GMB organiser David Day told Motortransport.co.uk. He added that the union would be issuing notice of industrial action without delay – “probably today”. Earlier […]
Specialist bulk and waste carrier Hargreaves Transport Services (HTS) is raising the rate it pays subcontracted drivers in an attempt to develop a more stable relationship with them. The 3% rise, to be applied from 1 December, will add £750,000 a year to HTS’s costs. But the County Durham-based operator believes the move will help create a more loyal and equitable relationship with its 450 regular subcontractors, 105 of whom work solely for HTS. Neil Sowerby, HTS operations manager, described […]
Construction has been completed on a new £22m food DC for The Co-operative in north Derbyshire, which the firm says will employ over 1,000 people and create around 320 new jobs. The Castlewood site, which will service over 500 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, will start operation in January with the first deliveries scheduled for March. It will become fully operational in September. Located just off junction 28 of the M1, the new site will take […]
Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) will ensure furloughed staff receive 100% of their wages by topping up payments for anyone earning under £20,000.