The threat of industrial action at Gist has ended, with union Unite stating the argument over pay at a Hemel Hempstead DC run on behalf of Marks & Spencer has been resolved. Last month, the union called off the first of 12 planned strikes at the site in favour of further talks. Unite had been pushing for “equal pay for equal work” regarding 23 packers and loaders it claimed were paid less than the rest of the workforce at the […]
Gist has re-branded and restructured the European arm of its business, bringing several different operating companies and centres under one roof. In 2005 Gist acquired G Van Dongen Holdings, a conglomerate of seven temperature-controlled operators based in the Netherlands and Spain, with a customer base including Flowerplus, Fritolay, Maersk, and Tetrapak. Now, all seven businesses will run under the Gist banner from a central hub in Bleswijk, the Netherlands. Chief executive Martin Gwynn explained: “Traditionally these businesses have been running […]
DHL Supply Chain has taken over operations at Marks & Spencer’s Swindon DC, which was formerly managed by Wincanton.