Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
Serco has dropped its plan to reduce refuse rounds and increase the number of bins its staff were expected to empty in Sandwell, meaning strike action is now off the cards.
MT takes a look at yesterday’s pre-Brexit budget (29 Oct) delivered by Chancellor Phillip Hammond to see what lies ahead for the logistics sector and UK economy as it approaches a crucial point.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]