Serco has dropped its plan to reduce refuse rounds and increase the number of bins its staff were expected to empty in Sandwell, meaning strike action is now off the cards. In January, the outsourcer agreed to suspend the changes and carry out a review of its domestic waste contract, after trade unions threatened it with industrial action. The Unite union said the changes would have resulted in the Serco workforce in the West Midlands having to cope with unmanageable […]
The job of an HGV driver is not eligible for the Shortage Occupation List and the industry needs to focus instead on filling roles from the ballooning UK unemployed, according to the government.
Serious disruption of vehicle testing operations at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) is on the cards with DVSA workers planning to escalate their industrial action from this week with a series of one day strikes.
The MD of Eddie Stobart has said he is “extremely pleased” that the Doncaster driver row has finally been resolved. Speaking after Unite revealed its members had accepted an improved redundancy offer, the details of which were not disclosed, Eddie Stobart MD David Pickering said: “Since the start of September, we’ve worked diligently and professionally to come up with the best possible package for the drivers and to provide a range of alternative employment options. “It’s a positive way to […]