Arla Foods has expressed surprise after Unite said it had instigated legal proceedings in respect of the planned closure of the Hatfield Peverel dairy. Arla intends to close the dairy by the end of July, and in March said 32 drivers working from the site would transfer to Bidvest Logistics, which will be taking on transport duties. At the time Arla said it was “entering into full consultation with all colleagues affected by both proposals, and their trade union representatives”. However a […]
Unite has criticised Royal Mail for refusing to up a proposed pay increase, despite reporting a £608m profit in its latest results.
The Co-operative Group’s consolidation of its logistics operations in the South West at a new operating centre in Avonmouth will be completed by April, despite continuing concerns from union Unite. The group’s food wing ceased operations at Chelston, Torbay earlier this month and the Co-op’s Portbury, Bristol site will close on 6 April. In a statement the retailer said operations at the Avonmouth depot commenced in October with the first inbound deliveries of ambient product. It added that 42 warehouse […]
Brexit uncertainty and slowing sales have forced SDC Trailers to look at cutting “a number of jobs” at its plants in Mansfield and Toomebridge in Northern Ireland, the manufacturer revealed this week.