New M20 barrier “ignores basic welfare needs of HGV drivers”, Unite claims


 

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 […]