Confusion continued to reign at Northern Ireland’s ports on Friday (4 February), after the environment secretary said there had been no changes to sanitary and phytosanitary checks despite Stormont’s agricultural minister calling for a halt. In a speech to the House of Commons, Defra minister George Eustice said there had been “no operational changes on the ground as yet”. Earlier this week, NI minister Edwin Poots ordered checks to stop after he said he had received legal advice. The DUP […]
The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days.
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]
The Esso West London oil facility near Heathrow Airport has been blockaded for the second time in four days by Extinction Rebellion environmental campaigners.