The Unite union has launched a seven-point manifesto, which it said would tackle the industry’s driver shortage and plug a 76,000-strong skills gap. It said the declaration would make haulage a better place to work, but it required government help, as well as the industry to take “a long hard look at itself”. Top of the list of issues identified is low pay, along with outsourcing and “an unhealthy reliance on agency drivers and bogus self-employment”. It said these factors […]
Four of the UK’s biggest trade unions have added their support to a campaign backed by 41 businesses calling on the government to lay the foundations for a hydrogen strategy to create and sustain thousands of jobs.
Birmingham-based PGS Global Logistics is growing its own talent pool through a driver recruitment campaign dubbed “Not Your Average Joe’ which aims to attract younger candidates to train as HGV drivers.
Strike action set for next week at Eddie Stobart Logistics has been avoided, after the operator and union Unite held talks today (24 May).