The GMB has launched a legal case against Birmingham-based logistics company UK Express Delivery as part of its campaign against the gig economy. GMB argues that UK Express Delivery’s self-employed Amazon drivers should be classed as workers, making them potential employees. If the case is successful, UK Express Delivery would be required to grant its Amazon drivers basic workers rights, including the national minimum wage, paid annual leave, paid rest breaks and whistleblower protection. The union’s action against UK Express, […]
Royal Mail has warned for a second time that competition from other carriers, this time Amazon’s own delivery network, will damage its growth prospects.
Moran Logistics has been served a notice of potential industrial action, after the transfer of 100 drivers into its employment from Arla Foods yesterday (8 March), according to union Unite.
Amazon is ramping up its distribution network in time for the Christmas rush, opening a second fulfilment centre in Doncaster. The internet giant said the new site, which is Amazon’s tenth UK fulfilment centre, will create 300 permanent jobs over the next three years.