Delivery companies such as Hermes that use self-employed drivers need to change their business models, according to a select committee. The Work and Pensions Committee’s abridged report into the so called gig economy calls for self-employed workers to be re-classed as “workers” to ensure their rights to basic employment benefits such as holiday and sick pay. The committee’s report is based on findings from its inquiry into the gig economy, which was curtailed due to the snap general election. It […]
Online retail giant Amazon has submitted plans to double capacity at its distribution centre in Rugeley, Staffordshire, creating 350 permanent jobs.
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.
Working practices in the supply chain have been thrust into the limelight by the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Earlier this week the programme aired an edition highlighting long shifts and tough picking targets at a DC run by internet retailer Amazon.