GMB has called for an “urgent” meeting with DHL/UK Mail over claims the operator fired couriers who refused to sign a new contract. The union lashed out at the business last month after its members said they had been pressured into signing a new contract which would enforce a £2,000 pay cut, with the threat of losing their jobs if they refused to comply. DHL/UK Mail responded by saying while it had cut its pay-per-drop rate on its parcel deliveries, […]
Burton’s Biscuit Company has entered into a five year partnership with DHL Supply Chain. DHL will be working with the biscuit manufacturer, who produces brands such as Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, to support their international and domestic growth. Neil Grocock, chief supply chain officer at Burton’s Biscuit Company, said: “Investing in our core logistic capabilities is part of a broader, brand-focused strategy we’ve adopted which enables us to align our skills, resources and efforts towards more impactful […]
Deutsche Post DHL has reached an agreement to buy UK Mail, in a deal that values the delivery company at £242.7m.
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]