Pressure is mounting on the DVSA management to return to the negotiating table with a second union pledging to escalate strike action across DVSA centres this week. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has announced plans for a rolling programme of regional strikes, following a two day strike last week. The PCS, which represents 1600 members across 350 DVSA sites, is asking its members to take a total of two days action across four days of strikes nationwide. The […]
The Fors Community Partnership has described the elevation of one of its silver members to gold status, just as the Upper Tribunal confirmed the firm’s O-licence should be suspended for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, as “unfortunate timing”.
Tesco has been drawn into the Eddie Stobart Doncaster row as drivers at the DC prepare to start a third wave of strike action tomorrow (6 December). The supermarket chain, which runs the DC’s warehousing but outsourced the transport operation with 183 drivers to Eddie Stobart in August, has made a point of not commenting on the jobs row until now. However, after Unite last week rejected the latest offer from Eddie Stobart, a spokeswoman for the chain said: “We […]
Operators could face severe delays in getting new trucks registered this autumn as new EC rules on vehicle type approval kick in, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned.