Müller UK and Ireland is planning a rapid integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations following the completion of the £80m takeover deal. The integration could bring major changes to its milk collection and delivery operations. Unlike Dairy Crest, which mainly used third party logistics suppliers, including Wincanton, for fresh milk operations, Müller uses its in-house fleet of more than 770 vehicles. In a statement this week the company said the business, “must integrate with pace to realise its potential”. However, […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Wincanton drivers working for Argos have voted to accept a deal offered to them by the operator to prevent them from taking planned strike action.
Unite and Morrisons are set to return to talks later this month in a bid to resolve a dispute over the transfer of drivers and vehicle maintenance staff to 3PL Wincanton, mototransport.co.uk can reveal.