The Unite union has strongly criticised plans to rely on a movable concrete barrier on the M20 to deal with cross channel disruption while ignoring the welfare needs of HGV drivers. It said the replacement of former traffic initiative Operation Brock with a new system was going ahead without consultation with the industry and with inadequate welfare provisions. The union quoted an “admission” from the Department for Transport in a Freedom of Information response that “in the event of severe […]
Hauliers that have been fined after stowaways were discovered in their trucks could be repaid after the court of appeal found the guidance relied on by Border Force was being used prescriptively.
The government has admitted its dual-registration scheme set up for events hauliers working internationally will not help all companies, amid criticism that the damage to the music industry could be “massive”.