More than 400 Argos employees are to strike next week, in protest at the proposed transfer of 96 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics. Unite said that workers at the Lutterworth site are concerned that the initial transfer could open the floodgates to more staff transferals to the haulier, which they believe could have detrimental effects on pay, working conditions and job security. A ballot saw 75% of voting staff opt for strike action. Warehouse and admin staff will strike for […]
A very quiet week on the Stock Exchange for transport-related shares – ahead of City Link’s numbers tomorrow (15 March). All eyes will be on Rentokil’s parcels arm to see if it posts a full-year profit. But it hasn’t stopped a rather telling trend in the past week…
Twenty four Arla Foods drivers took redundancy after the firm’s decision to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant in July rather than transfer to a new employer, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]