Supermarket chain Morrisons is to outsource a sizeable slice of its transport operation, alongside several vehicle maintenance departments to Wincanton. A spokesman told motortransport.co.uk: “We are transferring our transport departments at three sites and vehicle maintenance departments at five sites to be operated by logistics specialists Wincanton, who will provide this service for us. ”No jobs will be affected.” Wincanton’s five-year contract will see it manage transport planning and operations for goods travelling to Morrisons stores from three northern DCs. […]
The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective.
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 […]