Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic is switching its entire UK transport requirement back to Eddie Stobart, just over a year after signing up Wincanton to deliver as part of a five-year deal, MT can reveal. News last year that Wincanton had been appointed from 1 April marked the apparent end of Britvic’s relationship with Eddie Stobart, which had taken on distribution work for it in April 2011. Wincanton has been managing around 100,000 deliveries a year for Britvic. It also renewed […]
Stobart Group kicked Monday off with a bang, winning a 15-year biomass contract with Western Bioenergy. But investors seem to have shrugged their shoulders at the news, which refused to budget the share price from 123p. Maybe we could find a bit more success elsewhere, as it has been a busy week for the MT Tracker sextet.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]