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 […]
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.
Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]
Government plans to reallocate road space is based on a “fantasy” and should be reconsidered, according to the RHA.