The government has given supermarkets the go-ahead to ramp up night-time deliveries and is looking at extending delivery drivers’ hours to ensure stores remain stocked during the coronavirus outbreak. The emergency measures, announced today, will see delivery hours to supermarkets extended outside night-time curfew hours to help food retailers respond to increased demand for long-life food and hygiene supplies. The government said it is also looking at allowing extensions on drivers’ hours “to respond to any shortage of delivery drivers” […]
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Tarmac has been forced to suspend the roll out of its new night shift pay rate, just days after its launch, following angry opposition from its partner hauliers.
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