Strike action set for next week at Eddie Stobart Logistics has been avoided, after the operator and union Unite held talks today (24 May). Unite members at Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) Walkers Snacks Food contract had voted to strike over what it viewed as the operator’s failure to honour an existing industrial agreement. Staff at Walkers Snacks Food joined ESL via TUPE last year after the snack manufacturer outsourced its transport. The union has claimed that ESL has ignored the […]
Eddie Stobart’s automotive logistics business – formerly Autologic – has been sold to BCA Marketplace, an automotive support services company best known for consumer brand Webuyanycar.com. BCA Marketplace was bought earlier this year by an investment vehicle formed by Avril Palmer-Baunack- the former chairwoman of Stobart and chief executive of Autologic.
The MD of Eddie Stobart has said he is “extremely pleased” that the Doncaster driver row has finally been resolved. Speaking after Unite revealed its members had accepted an improved redundancy offer, the details of which were not disclosed, Eddie Stobart MD David Pickering said: “Since the start of September, we’ve worked diligently and professionally to come up with the best possible package for the drivers and to provide a range of alternative employment options. “It’s a positive way to […]
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.