Thirty Wincanton drivers claiming they are owed thousands of pounds in holiday pay are to launch a 72-hour strike at Argos’s national distribution centre five days before Christmas. Union Unite said drivers numbering “in their thirties” will begin the three-day strike at the NDC at Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire just after midnight on Tuesday, December 20. According to Unite the drivers voted by 83% to strike and by 95% for industrial action short of a strike over Wincanton’s failure to honour […]
Aggregate Industries and Eddie Stobart Logistics partnership brought to abrupt halt; Wincanton to take over the work
Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) is to be replaced by Wincanton as logistics partner for Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products division just over two years into a five-year contract, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
Argos has reinvented itself to compete in the digital age against the rapid rise of the e-retailers and it’s done so by putting road transport at the heart of its operation. Two years ago Argos signalled its ambition to take the fight to e-retailers and their increasingly sophisticated express delivery services. Argos Fast Track, which was trialled in 2014 and rolled out in-store March 2015 and then as a delivery service in the autumn, meant the advent of same-day delivery […]