More than two weeks of strike action by UPS drivers working on an Argos contract are due to start this month with a long-running pay dispute showing no signs of being resolved. The Unite union warned there would be severe disruption for the retailer if shunter and HGV drivers at the Barton distribution centre stopped working from the 17 December and it urged UPS to table “a sensible offer”. The union said its pay claim submitted in March had been […]
Three weeks of strike action among Argos staff is on the cards in an ongoing dispute over redundancy payments.
The transport and logistics sector is set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions this year, according to advisory firm KPMG, following a year of subdued activity in 2011. Steffen Wagner, European head of transport transactions at KPMG, says: “This year certainly took off to a promising start. Many companies, particularly in the logistics segment, are sitting on full coffers and are ready for increased strategic acquisitions.” He adds that any activity will rely on three main factors: GDP development […]