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. The council said the move by Unite meant all residential and commercial premises would have no waste collections during February and March and that it was “bitterly disappointed” by the union’s response. However, Unite accused Coventry Council of failing to negotiate low pay rates among its […]
Haulage operators are demanding government action after a record spike in volumes, combined with a dearth of drivers made worse by a backlog in HGV driver tests, threatened to push many to the brink.
Wincanton drivers on the Argos contract will see their annual earnings jump by nearly a third to £35,100, according to the Unite union after it secured a huge pay increase for them.