Wholesaler Booker Retail Partners said a shortage of drivers was creating distribution challenges, after the Unite union accused it of attempting to “hoodwink” staff into accepting a pay deal. The company said it was working with Unite to resolve the issue, but the union warned the likelihood of widespread industrial action had now dramatically increased. It claimed Booker had tried to bypass negotiations and put a pay proposal to drivers that was below the settlement the union had thrashed out […]
Commercial developer St Francis Group has won grant funding from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver a new, speculative 113,000 sq ft warehouse logistics scheme in Walsall which could create 200 new jobs.
Plans for a nationwide strike of thousands of lorry drivers on 23 August have been delayed as the organisers try to garner more support for the action.