HMRC has responded to MP Frank Field’s call for an investigation into low pay at Hermes, stating it had referred his evidence to the “appropriate compliance teams for consideration”. Field sent HMRC information last month, which he claimed was evidence of the courier failing to meet minimum wage requirements for its self-employed couriers. Responding to Field in a letter dated 10 October, HMRC executive chairman Edward Troup said that “individuals cannot be opted out of employment rights and protections simply […]
Royal Mail managers have voted to accept an increased pay offer, resolving a conflict that saw 4,800 of the carrier’s employees take industrial action earlier this year.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
DHL has said a ‘generous offer’ has been made to staff at its Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire depot who have voted for strike action. Union Unite Scotland said that over 350 warehousing and logistics employees at DHL’s Westfield site in the area rejected DHL’s offer of a 2% annual increase, to run over two years. Furthermore, it said over 90% of ballot papers returned were in favour of strike action. However, a DHL Supply Chain spokeswoman said: “DHL believes its offer […]