DHL supermarket deliveries of coffee were looking increasngly uncertain this week after the Unite union escalated its threat against Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and announced overtime bans among staff from next month. The dispute over the Dutch-owned company’s so-called ‘fire and rehire’ strategy among workers at its Banbury, Oxfordshire site stepped up a gear after nearly 300 union members agreed to eschew overtime from 1 May. Unite said this will progress to full-scale strike action in June, unless JDE’s management […]
The FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.
Unite is to ballot staff at Morrisons over the supermarket group’s decision to outsource three northern transport hubs and vehicle maintenance operations to Wincanton.
Rico Group’s new MD Paul Parrish is expecting to double turnover within five years through an ambitious European expansion strategy.