Logistics UK is calling for the government to urgently tackle the driver shortage crisis by providing financial support for HGV driver training, reforming the Apprenticeship Levy and prioritising HGV driver tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions. The call follows the publication this week of Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Report 2020, which reveals that there were 20,500 fewer HGV drivers in Q2 2020, a reduction of 6.7% year-on-year. The report also reveals that the number of EU and UK HGV […]
Southgate Packaging – sole packing contractor for Europa Warehouse – has dispatched over five million test kit bags since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to issue around 100,000 tests a week, the company has revealed.
Last-minute talks are being conducted today between Indesit UK and union Unite over the pay and conditions of over 200 drivers and warehouse staff at the white goods manufacturer – just over 36 hours before the first of three separate strikes is due to start.
All London road charging schemes will be temporarily suspended from today (23 March) to help ensure supply chains are kept moving and critical workers and emergency vehicles can move around the capital during the coronavirus outbreak.