The former directors of collapsed parcel carrier City Link have been cleared of failing to inform the government of impending staff redundancies before it went into administration last year. The case against David Smith, Robert Peto and Thomas Wright was dismissed by Coventry Magistrates’ Court last week (13 November), a spokeswoman for the court told Motortransport.co.uk. The former City Link directors were accused by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of failing to notify the government of its […]
Creditors of Birstall, West Yorkshire-based Bedfords Group could be owed more than £5m, according to estimates by administrators at KPMG.
Cardiff Container Link entered into administration after “key personnel” at the company became ill and were absent from the business.
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]