Wincanton co-operates

July 2005
Truck & Driver;Jul2005, p9
Trade Publication
This article reports that after 18 months of talks, Wincanton PLC and transport unions across the European Union have signed a deal to set up a European Works Council. Wincanton believes it could be the first British PLC to form a council of this type. It hopes to thrash out pan-European issues such as the Working Time Directive, digital tachographs and depot closures by involving representatives from the company's entire European operations. One of the unions involved in establishing the innovative council, the Transport & General Workers Union, has been working with the company behind the scenes for the past 18 months and hopes that other pan-European logistics firms will follow in the footsteps of Wincanton.


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