Planned strike action by Wincanton drivers working for Argos has been cancelled after successful talks between the operator and Unite. Around thirty drivers were scheduled to hold a three day strike beginning at midnight on 20 December. The action was the outcome of a long-running dispute about back-dated holiday pay, with the drivers claiming they were each owed around £700. Today Unite said the strike had been cancelled and that the parties had reached a mutual agreement. Unite regional officer […]
Bibby Distribution has appointed former Wincanton director of transport for the UK and Ireland, Nick Graham, as divisional director. Graham has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and is a member of the FTA’s National Council. CEO Iain Speak says: “Nick has a proven track record in leading efficient operations, managing acquisitions and supporting implementation programmes. This experience is invaluable, and Nick’s skillset and industry knowledge certainly compliment our business ambitions.” His responsibilities at Wincanton included maximising […]
Wincanton revealed in a trading statement today that the plummeting cost of fuel has had “no material impact” on its bottom line, adding that the business continued to trade in line with expectations.
Unite and Morrisons are set to return to talks later this month in a bid to resolve a dispute over the transfer of drivers and vehicle maintenance staff to 3PL Wincanton, mototransport.co.uk can reveal.