Refuse and recycling drivers and loaders at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council are planning strikes over the summer unless last-minute talks this week are successful. The dispute centres on new staff contracts that remove bank holiday overtime pay. Almost 90% of the 51 staff members, which includes 25 drivers, voted 97% in favour of striking to protest the contracts. Under the new contract the staff will get an extra five days holiday a year but will no longer receive a […]
Although the heroics of Team GB at London 2012 already feel like a long time ago, UPS, which was named logistics and express delivery partner to the Games in January 2009, doesn’t officially wrap up its involvement until the end of this month. The winding down and effective closure of two warehouses, in Stevenage and the Port of Tilbury, will bring the curtain down on a supply chain that handled 30 million items, and dealt with everything from demanding broadcasters, […]
Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).
London Councils’ transport committee chair was unable to explain what “light touch” enforcement will actually mean during the Olympics at a select committee evidence session last week (23 May). Responding to Transport Committee member Paul Maynard’s call for clarification over the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN), Catherine West said the capital’s councils had to strike a difficult balancing act between looking after residents and keeping the city running. West said: “Certainty over regulations? Clearly the freight industry understands what […]