Wilko is planning to reduce sick pay for its distribution and retail workers in a bid to tackle absence levels that were twice the industry standard. The home and garden retailer said high sickness absence levels were “a real concern” and it wanted to take steps to bring the company sick pay into line with industry standards to remain competitive. In a statement, the company said the move was “not related in any way to the Covid-19 outbreak”. It said: […]
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.