Up to 700 Co-operative Food drivers are set to hold a 48-hour strike in response to the retailer’s plan to transfer 87 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics. A ballot earlier this month saw 77% vote in favour of strike action. The 48 hour strike is due to begin at 00.01 on 21 March and will be accompanied by an ongoing work to rule by drivers. Unite said that a number of the 87 drivers at the centre of the dispute, […]
Eddie Stobart has opened a second training academy after the facility it opened to the public last year was met with high demand.
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.
Eddie Stobart Logistics has seen its group turnover surge by more than a third thanks to a shopping spree that has seen it buy iForce, half of Speedy Freight and The Pallet Network (TPN).