DHL supermarket deliveries of major coffee brands are under threat as 300 workers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ (JDE’s) site in Banbury, Oxfordshire vote this week on whether to take industrial action over a “fire and rehire” dispute. Unite’s members at the site are voting on whether to take industrial action, with the option to strike, in response to the Dutch-owned company issuing notice of dismissal and engagement for 291 employees. The ballot closes on Thursday 15 April. Unite say the […]
Baxter Freight has appointed a new UK operations manager.
Operator Allport is marking its 50th anniversary this year by introducing a new corporate identity and livery to 380 vehicles across its fleet in the UK. Allport Cargo Services was adopted by subsidiaries and joint-venture partners in countries around the world last year, with the UK the final part of the operation to take up the new name. The redesign is part of a marketing push intended to strengthen its image within the retail market, where it works with the […]
URTU members employed by Wincanton working at the HJ Heinz factory near Wigan have voted in favour of industrial action following a pay dispute.