UKWA demands warehouse workers be made exempt from self-isolation as 40% are hit by “pingdemic”.


 

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is calling on the government to make its workers exempt from self-isolation, with 40% currently isolating as a result of the “pingdemic”. Clare Bottle, UKWA chief executive, has written an open letter to Department of Transport (DfT) under-secretary Rachel Maclean, making a case for logistics workers to be exempt to prevent further shortages of supplies. “During the earlier phases of the Covid-19 pandemic, logistics workers, including warehouse workforces, benefitted from “essential worker” status, which helped […]