Logistics UK comments on next week's planned industrial action in Northern Ireland

Thursday 26 October 2023

Commenting on next week's planned industrial action by vets and meat inspectors in Northern Ireland, Nichola Mallon, Logistics UK's Head of Trade and Devolved Policy said:

"Supply chains are complex. They cannot be turned on and off like a tap. Given the volume of food moving from GB to NI via the red lane, next week's planned industrial action by NI vets and meat inspectors could be highly disruptive to businesses and consumers. It is essential that negotiations continue and every effort is made locally and by the UK Government to put in place contingency arrangements that minimise the impact on NI businesses and consumers."

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, water and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.