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, […]
Amazon plans to open four more depots under its ‘Amazon Logistics’ business in 2014 to give it more flexibility and capacity.
The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require.
The RHA is to launch legal action against the major truck manufacturers, after they were found guilty by the European Commission of price fixing and fined €2.9bn (£2.5bn).