Employment agency Manpower has told hauliers struggling to fill job vacancies that the problem will only get worse unless they change their workforce strategies. Speaking at the FTA’s Labour Shortages Conference in Birmingham on 29 October, the company’s operations director Jason Greaves said operators should rest their recruitment policy on four key pillars – “build, buy, borrow and bridge.” “Build is the key workforce strategy that every organisation needs to invest in,” he explained. “Invest in that individual. Give them […]
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]
Transport and storage is one of four UK sectors that is most at risk of losing jobs due to automation, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Millions of pounds of unspent apprenticeship funding is in danger of being diverted into the Treasury’s coffers, with many operators unaware that they can transfer a quarter of their funding to subcontractors to help pay for their apprenticeship schemes.