The Unite union is still pursuing claims on behalf of former employees at Grangemouth haulier Duncan Adams, which entered administration in March. However, regional officer Mark Lyon warned that it could take years for the 50 claims to be processed by the employment tribunal. The union said Duncan Adams had failed to consult with staff about their redundancies before it was wound down following significant losses. Lyon said: “It can take years to work through the tribunal list. It’s not […]
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
A company set up to buy the business and assets of Slough-based Mark Priestley SDT, which entered insolvency proceedings last year, has failed to make payments in line with the agreed terms, according to the administrator.
This year’s most read was dominated by the sad demise of national haulier Canute, which never recovered from the end of its long-term contract with retailer Wilko last year.