Goldstar Transport is being threatened with strike action after being accused of using Covid-19 as a “smokescreen” to close its Woolpit depot in Suffolk and change more than 100 drivers’ terms and conditions. However, MD Matthew Ashworth condemned the action this week, insisting it was not supported by the majority of workers at the site. Union Unite is warning that the company, which is a subsidiary of Turners (Soham) could face strike action over the Christmas period, after it organised […]
The current limited drivers’ hours relaxation has been extended until 31 May “in response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains”.
Ferguson Transport and Shipping has furloughed 26 drivers and 14 staff following the launch of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal this week, after being reassured payments for furloughed workers will arrive in the company’s bank account within six days of a claim being submitted online.
HGV driver medicals are being suspended by two of the largest providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.