Industrial action by Prospect members at DVSA has been called off after the agency approached ACAS to help resolve the dispute. The union’s decision to call off strike action came as Prospect staff held their second full day’s strike last Friday (3 December). This was in protest against the revised pay and conditions introduced as part of the the DVSA’s modernisation of employment contract (MEC). A DVSA spokesman told Motortransport.co.uk that staff had called off their industrial action “late in […]
The earliest months of the Covid-19 lockdown saw a marked increase in the number of commercial vehicle fleets adopting the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme, FleetCheck has revealed.
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 […]