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 to sell its records management business (WRM) to market specialists Restore for £60m after signing a conditional agreement.
Wincanton has signed a contract renewal with WH Smith, which will see its relationship with the high street retailer reach two decades. The logistics provider has won a three-year extension, as part of a collaborative transport agreement, that sees it delivering for a mixture of 30 retailers and manufacturers. By sharing loads it has enabled Wincanton to reduce the number of deliveries it makes, splitting costs among participants while cutting carbon emissions. Paul Durkin, business unit director at Wincanton, says: […]
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]