As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs. Yet, despite the rhetoric on both sides, few of the clashes resulted in strike action, with most solved through negotiation. January The New Year saw DHL Supply Chain plunged into controversy when 19 drivers at its West […]
Hanson has outsourced part of its concrete delivery operations to Wincanton.
The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results.
Union GMB is to ballot members at Bidvest Logistics after the company reconsidered the amount it was to increase employees’ pay by.