Biffa has offered its drivers in Wirral an “above-inflation” pay offer as it seeks to avoid strike action among union members. Around 200 workers on an outsourced refuse contract on Merseyside were due to commence industrial action on 5 December in a row over pay. The Unite union claimed HGV drivers were paid just £11.95 […]
Temperature-controlled food storage and distribution business Reed Boardall saw pre-tax profit fall by two thirds last year as the pandemic lockdowns and Brexit created an “extremely challenging environment” which saw food service sector volumes plummet and costs escalate.
ArrowXL has defended renewed accusations from a section of its workforce that it is offering ‘poverty pay rates’ and insisted ongoing strikes had caused minimal disruption. The 350 workers, who represent less than 30% of the overall workforce, undertake two-person deliveries for retailers including Amazon, Very Group, LG Electronics, Richer Sounds and Buy it Direct […]
The government’s decision to unilaterally extend the grace periods relating to border checks on some agri-food products going into Northern Ireland, which were set to expire after 31 March 2021, has been given the thumbs up by Logistics UK.