Two more retailers are offering financial incentives to HGV drivers in an effort to retain staff and attract entrants to a sector desperately short of resource. The John Lewis Partnership said it was increasing annual salaries for its HGV drivers by up to £5,000 a year and offering “welcome payments” of £1,000 to employees with C+E licences starting before November. It said from 8 August, HGV drivers employed by John Lewis and Waitrose will receive a pay rise of around […]
Hauliers have repeated their plea to government to relax the testing process for HGV drivers as the nationwide driver shortage hits crisis levels.
The government will start paying employers 80% of furloughed workers wages from next Monday (20 April), according to HMRC chief executive Jim Harra.
Coventry City Council has hit back at the Unite union’s announcement of escalating strike action among refuse collection drivers, saying it is already one of the highest paying authorities for Class 2 HGV drivers.