Shipping giant DFDS is set to cull around 86 UK warehousing and logistics jobs as part of major cutbacks across the company as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 86 UK posts have been placed into consultation, with 650 jobs to go across DFDS’ entire European operations. Announcing the cuts, MD Andrew Byrne said the company was not expecting freight and passenger numbers to bounce back as the economy emerges out of the pandemic, warning current levels […]
Dixons Carphone has become the latest major firm to offer bonuses in a bid to tackle the driver shortage crisis. The company, which owns Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World, is promising to pay a £1,500 bonus to new drivers qualified to operate 7.5 tonne vehicles and the same amount to retained drivers. It is also offering staff who successfully recommend a friend for a driver vacancy a reward of £1,000. The company has also launched a scheme this month […]
Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today.
The average haulage and courier price-per-mile (ppm) has increased by 12% – the 14th straight year-on-year rise, according to new industry index data.