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. […]
Stobart Group says its transport and distribution division Eddie Stobart has experienced “mixed fortunes” since March. In the past four months Eddie Stobart says its ambient transport and warehousing operations have been performing well and is “witnessing more new business opportunities than in previous years”. However, it warns that the restructure of its chilled operations, whilst progressing, has resulted in some further costs. In the past six months its chilled operations, with the closure of its Corby and Alcester distribution […]
A row over pay for drivers at paving group Marshalls has resulted in a ballot for strike action, which could result in disruption to supplies at Travis Perkins and Jewson.