Drivers at Ferguson Transport and Shipping are calling on the company to furlough them as they struggle to survive on short-term working rates of £25 a day introduced at the firm as a result of falling workloads brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the government scheme, companies can furlough employees and apply for a grant that covers 80% of their monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus National Insurance and pension contributions. However the Fort William-based logistics […]
UPS is launching its UPS Saturday Standard delivery service this month across eight of Europe’s top e-commerce markets: the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Poland.
The scale of the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine programme has resulted in UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers to undertake the transport and distribution of healthcare products.
The government’s promise to provide a £330bn package of financial measures to keep the UK industry afloat has been welcomed by hauliers, although questions remain over how quickly they can access help.