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 […]
XPO Logistics has renewed its warehousing and distribution contract with fire safety equipment manufacturer Kidde Safety for a further two years.
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.