Wincanton drivers working for Argos have voted to accept a deal offered to them by the operator to prevent them from taking planned strike action. Around 30 drivers at Argos’s NDC at Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, had planned to strike on 20 December for three days over an unresolved holiday pay dispute. Unite said each of the drivers was owed around £700 by Wincanton for numerous years of holiday pay, but that the operator would not backdate pay beyond April 2016. However […]
Wincanton has been forced to make redundancies to offset falling profit in its Industrial and Transport division.
The FTA met with the Treasury last Thursday (5 February) to discuss the real effect the plummeting cost of oil was having on the freight transport sector.
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 […]