Unite members at Eddie Stobart Logistics’ Walkers Snacks Food contract are being balloted for strike action, after the union accused the haulier of ignoring its members’ established terms and conditions. Staff at Walkers Snacks Food, a contract highlighted out as one of ESL’s marquee wins in yesterday’s (28 March) full year results, joined ESL via TUPE last year after the snack manufacturer outsourced its transport. However, Unite has claimed that ESL has ignored the 50 HGV drivers’ negotiated terms since, […]
The Co-operative Group’s consolidation of its logistics operations in the South West at a new operating centre in Avonmouth will be completed by April, despite continuing concerns from union Unite. The group’s food wing ceased operations at Chelston, Torbay earlier this month and the Co-op’s Portbury, Bristol site will close on 6 April. In a statement the retailer said operations at the Avonmouth depot commenced in October with the first inbound deliveries of ambient product. It added that 42 warehouse […]
Former Autologic chief executive Avril Palmer-Baunack has been appointed as deputy chief executive of Stobart Group. Palmer-Baunack also joins the board of directors at Stobart, which completed its acquisition of car transporter giant Autologic last month. Former deputy chief executive Richard Butcher becomes chief executive for Stobart’s property business At the same time William Stobart has re-joined the board of directors at the firm after he stepped down in March 2011. Rodney Baker-Bates, non-executive chairman of Stobart, said: ” With […]
Eddie Stobart Logistics has purchased The Pallet Network (TPN) for £52.8m.