Next-day deliveries are in danger of becoming a thing of the past unless certainty over the status of EU workers is provided by the government, the GMB union has claimed. The warning came as the union obtained figures from the Office for National Statistics that revealed a third of warehousing and storage workers are EU nationals. The figures also show that EU nationals make up more than 20% of the workforce in 18 industries and that in the economy as […]
The UK saw steep declines in imports and exports to the European Union (EU) as well as a slight decline in trade with non-EU nations, in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Simarco Worldwide has taken a 10-year lease on a 108,000sq ft depot in Stoke, with plans to commence operations there from October.
Leading operators have insisted raising driver pay rates and offering sign-on bonuses will fail to ease the current chronic labour shortage and have instead led to rates increases and firms poaching staff from each other.