Lidl’s plans to challenge a court decision giving the GMB the right to represent workers at the retailer’s Brigend, Wales, depot has been strongly condemned by the union. The German supermarket chain is considering an appeal after the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), the independent tribunal with statutory powers over trade union recognition, dismissed its attempts to block its Brigend warehouse operatives from having union representation. GMB legal director Maria Ludkin hit back at Lidl’s move. Noting that Lidl had “lost […]
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]
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.
Redhead International has opened a new depot in Bristol to provide a platform to drive growth into Eastern Europe, including Russia and the Balkan states. The new service will particularly appeal to businesses looking to transport between one and four pallets internationally, says Redhead. Tony Suggitt, Redhead’s joint MD, adds: “The success of the new facility in Bristol is very important to our growth plans. “It provides us with a platform to offer our industry renowned flexible solutions to companies […]