Argos is planning to close its Magna Park site in Lutterworth and transfer most of the site’s operations to a Wincanton DC in Kettering. The move will see up to 500 warehouse and distribution workers outsourced to Wincanton by December this year. The plans are part of a wider restructuring at Argos following its acquisition last year by Sainsbury’s. In June 96 drivers – the last of Argos’ in-house drivers – were transferred to Eddie Stobart, raising concerns it was part […]
Wincanton has moved to a new Southampton site to increase the work it does at the city’s port.
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]