Royal Mail is facing strike action after four weeks of negotiations on pension reforms ended in stalemate. In the same week the company was relegated from the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 250, the CWU said it is yet to decide whether to ballot members on industrial action. A CWU spokesman told MT: “We have finished four weeks of talks with no resolution and so the executive will meet tomorrow (5 September 2017) to decide whether or not to ballot […]
Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]
Arla Foods has expressed surprise after Unite said it had instigated legal proceedings in respect of the planned closure of the Hatfield Peverel dairy.
Royal Mail celebrated the first wave of graduates to achieve its Foundation Degree in Logistics from Aston University last week, with more than £400,000 in operational cost savings posting an extra boost to the occasion. Designed for experienced managers who may not have studied since leaving school, the qualification combines work-based and academic study and takes two years to complete. In year two, a project overseen by senior Royal Mail logistics managers is undertaken, with more than £400,000 of savings […]