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XPO ‘failed to honour promises to workers’

The US Teamsters union says that XPO Logistics broke promises to not lay off any workers for at least 18 months after it took over Norbert Dentressangle. French workers and their unions have been facing attempts to slash jobs and that similar struggles are taking place in the UK and other parts of Europe. The union says that XPO has also subjected workers at another takeover target, Con-Way Freight in ... [+]

The big just got bigger: XPO to buy Menlo parent, Con-Way

US-based XPO Logistics, recent purchaser of French-owned Norbert Dentressangle, is now buying fellow US transportation concern, Con-Way, including its Menlo Logistics forwarding and freight arm. The latest deal will make XPO the second-largest less-than-truckload provider in North America. Con-Way operates 582 locations and has 30,000 employees, with estimated revenues of $5.7 billion ... [+]

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