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 United Road Transport Union (URTU) men at the centre of a probe into Driver CPC training activities have had their bail extended yet again. The seven men include general secretary Bob Monks, national officer Mel Thornton and regional officers Lee Pimbley and Mike Billingham. They were originally arrested on 15 February on suspicion of fraud by false representation. They have had their bail extended until December. It is now the third extention. As part of the operation a warrant […]
COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. Health and safety has never been more essential and implementing the necessary precautions, like social distancing, has taken its toll on everyone to varying degrees.
A consortium of companies, including Yodel, Menzies Distribution and UPS Healthcare, are managing the collection and delivery of Covid-19 home testing kits into laboratories.