A strike by drivers and warehouse staff at the Motherwell site of logistics giant XPO Logistics (formerly Norbert Dentressangle) has been suspended after last-minute negotiations between the company and union Unite. Almost 90 staff at Motherwell, including around 70 truck drivers, were poised to undertake a 48-hour strike from 2pm today (28 January) after XPO tried to impose changes to the rates of pay and time in lieu arrangements for staff working on the New Year bank holiday (Monday 4 […]
P&O’s decision to sack 800 workers and suspend services across the Dover Straits without warning has highlighted how vulnerable the UK’s major supply route across the Channel is to being cut off by “boardrooms on the other side of the world”, RHA warned this week.
The accelerated pace of online shopping activity shows no signs of subsiding once the crisis is over, with supply chain operations and consumer preferences now permanently altered, according to a white paper from XPO Logistics.
Unite has launched legal action against two agencies, used by Wincanton and the Co-op, which the union claims are using “sham and bogus” self-employment practices.