Don’t grant temporary visas to European lorry drivers, just pay UK HGV drivers more, says Unite


 

Granting European lorry drivers temporary visas to help plug the HGV driver shortage would be nothing more than a sticking plaster, Unite warned this week. The union called instead for the logistics industry to boost driver pay rates to solve the crisis. Unite was responding to reports last week that the government may be considering changing immigration rules to make it easier for UK companies to recruit lorry drivers from overseas. The union, which represents thousands of lorry drivers, said […]