The United Road Transport Union (URTU) said it had won a “protective award” for staff made redundant when Almtone-owned Canute Group ceased trading in 2018. Following an employment tribunal hearing last month, the union said it had been successful before a judge in showing that Almtone had failed to consult former employees at its sites in Coventry, Retford, Lancaster and Newport about their looming redundancy. It added that URTU members had been made redundant between December 2018 and January 2019. […]
Unite members at Sainsbury’s distribution centres (DCs) across the country have decided against industrial action following a strike at its Haydock, Merseyside DC last month.
Ministers have agreed to increase funding for HGV apprenticeships to £7,000, after the road haulage Trailblazer Group (TBG) rejected the previously announced level of £6,000.