Unite is heading into further talks with Morrisons and Wincanton this week emboldened by support among affected members for a vote for industrial action up to a strike. The union confirmed that 88% of union members among the nearly 400 drivers and mechanics at Morrisons – due to be transferred to Wincanton next month – had voted to hold a full-scale industrial action ballot, with the option to strike, over the supermarket’s plans to outsource their jobs. Unite did not […]
Wincanton is now a “very different organisation” to what it was a few years ago, as the company increased turnover, more-than doubled pre-tax and continued to reduce its net debt in financial year 2013.
Wincanton has announced plans to trial a new fleet of remotely controlled trucks as part of a drive to lower emissions and fuel costs.
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).