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KFC 'Winging It' With Unregistered DHL Depot

Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

GMB SAYS KFC ‘WINGING IT’ AS COUNCIL REVEALS CRISIS HIT CHICKEN STORAGE HUB IS NOT REGISTERED

Council confirms new DHL cold storage hub has not been granted registration required to operate.

The revelation that the storage hub at the centre of KFC’s chicken delivery problems has not yet been granted registration shows the shambles the company’s operations are in, the GMB union said today.

Rugby Borough Council confirmed the cold storage facility used by DHL, which took over KFC deliveries last week, had not yet been registered.

GMB has said the crisis that has engulfed KFC’s UK operations this week could have been avoided if warnings had been heeded months ago [1]

The union wrote to the company in October warning over its decision to switch its deliveries from the food delivery specialists Bidvest Logistics to DHL [2].

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer said:

 “It’s taken days to uncover the real truth about the shambles at this DHL hub that has plunged KFC’s supply chain into total chaos. They’ve been winging it.”

“It’s clear that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand’s doing in this operation. It’s the company’s colonels who need to be held to account for this mess, not the workers who have lost time and money through no fault of their own.”

ENDS

Contact: Mick Rix on 07971 268343 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

[1] http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/kfc-chicken-shortage

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/20/kfc-was-warned-about-switching-uk-delivery-contractor-union-says

 

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