The Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete. The retailer was responding to the news that the Unite union, which represents the approximately 50 affected workers at its Coventry DC that are set to Tupe to the haulier in April, will ballot its 700 Co-op group members for industrial action. […]
Menzies Distribution has put “robust” contingencies in place to ensure service continuity, after the Unite union said its members would strike next week over a pay dispute.
GMB has called for an “urgent” meeting with DHL/UK Mail over claims the operator fired couriers who refused to sign a new contract.
The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers.