Government moves to continue the extension of the relaxation of drivers’ hours past Christmas is “reckless, dangerous and potentially illegal”, Unite is warning. The warning follows the union’s discovery that the DfT has launched a “technical consultation” with stakeholders into a further extension of the relaxation of drivers’ hours, which was due to come to an end on Sunday 3 October. The consultation is not open to the public. Unite is now taking legal advice on what it believes is […]
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]
More migrant deaths likely despite Old Bailey people smuggling convictions, warns Irish RHA president
More deaths involving migrants being smuggled in lorry trailers will happen, the president of the Irish RHA has warned.
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.