Serco has lost the contract to provide refuse collections in the London borough of Bexley, amid a union dispute over pay among its HGV drivers. The council said Countrystyle Recycling would take over the contract from October, adding that part of the new deal required all staff to receive the London living wage as a minimum. Around 140 Unite workers have been striking since 12 July after what it described as “a dismal industrial relations regime”. The union had claimed […]
The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme has been extended until October on current pay rates but employers will be expected to contribute towards the scheme’s costs after July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today (12 May).
Menzies Distribution is “optimistic” that strike action by 300 of its employees over pay and bank holiday working rules can be avoided.
Twenty four Arla Foods drivers took redundancy after the firm’s decision to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant in July rather than transfer to a new employer, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.