Crunch talks between road gritters in Carmarthenshire and the local authority will take place on Monday (17 January) in an attempt to end strike action over pay and conditions. Council gritters first downed tools on 5 January after the GMB union claimed the council had failed to adhere to a collective agreement signed back in 2020. The union also accused Carmarthenshire Council of playing “Russian roulette” with residents’ safety over a gritter strike. It said it was pleased the council […]
Driver training provider Fleet Source has welcomed the DVSA’s decision to update its HGV driver training programme, adding questions in the theory test to cover the correct use of Class 6 mirrors and recommending that safe urban driving and vulnerable road user awareness courses be undertaken by all drivers as part of their Driver CPC training.
Wincanton has been ordered to pay £20,000 in damages after an employee, who was sacked after being accused of exaggerating injuries sustained at work, won her claim of unfair dismissal.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]