Menzies Distribution is “optimistic” that strike action by 300 of its employees over pay and bank holiday working rules can be avoided. Of 300 balloted Unite members, most of whom are pickers, packers and delivery drivers at the Scottish firm, 86% voted to strike and 91% voted for industrial action short of a strike. The employees are disputing a pay change implemented in April, which sees them receive £7.25 an hour – 5p above the amended minimum wage. The change removed days in […]
The FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.
It’s close to a month until the UK heads to the ballot box to decide whether to stay in the European Union or wave farewell and embark on a new course.