Wincanton has been forced to make redundancies to offset falling profit in its Industrial and Transport division. In a trading update today (3 October), Wincanton said while it expects profit for the current financial year to meet expectations, it has set aside an exceptional charge of £7m to fund cost-saving initiatives, “primarily for the cost of redundancies in [its] Industry and Transport business”. The operator said it will spread the £7m charge over its financial year as the costs materialise. […]
Unite has launched legal action against two agencies, used by Wincanton and the Co-op, which the union claims are using “sham and bogus” self-employment practices.
Wincanton has launched its fully-managed customer order delivery service for home improvement and garden retailer Homebase.
Wincanton has reversed heavy losses and is “back on track” – despite a 9.6% fall in turnover – after a turbulent two years that saw it sell its loss-making European activities and exit a poor performing market in the UK.