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 […]
Royal Mail is to make deeper cost savings across the business, as its half-year results report a 1% rise in group turnover.
Moran Logistics has been served a notice of potential industrial action, after the transfer of 100 drivers into its employment from Arla Foods yesterday (8 March), according to union Unite.
Wincanton has won a £60m, three-year milk distribution renewal with Dairy Crest, which will extend the firms’ partnership to 21 years of working together. The deal will see the logistics giant collecting milk from more than 600 farms across southern England and Wales and transporting it, via a 100-strong fleet, to four Dairy Crest dairies. Mike Sheldon, milk procurement director at Dairy Crest, says Wincanton was chosen to continue as delivery partner due to its commitment to providing continuous efficiencies […]