As many members will have seen covered in the Press over the last few days the Food and Drink Industry is facing a critical shortage of HGV drivers. We highlighted this issue back in April and since then the situation has deteriorated as the Food Service Market has re-opened.
The Federation is involved in a number of forums and round tables to bring pressure to bear on the Government to help in providing some solutions to this issue as we have concerns about the interruption of supply.
It is really important we get as much real detail as possible to back up our position so would request members send in examples of the challenges getting drivers, or indeed staff generally, as the labour issue is spreading to production staff and distribution depots.
Please send any information you have to Siobhan or please ring CEO Richard Harrow (07930 345326)