The Co-operative Group has written to all of its 1,000 drivers this week to reassure them the group has no plans to outsource its remaining transport operations. It comes after the news that it is to transfer 50 Midlands-based drivers to Eddie Stobart in April. This prompted the Unite union to threaten the Co-op with potential industrial action over the transfer, last week. The union has claimed the move could herald the Co-op’s withdrawal from all of its transport operations. […]
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 […]
Eddie Stobart and AW Jenkinson Forest Products will add 1,500 Euro-6 Scanias to their fleets as part of a renewed joint procurement agreement.
Operators have been urged to ensure they are calculating holiday pay correctly.