DPD is to give its self-employed workers new rights including sick pay, annual leave and a pension as part of a new driver code, which comes after the death of a self-employed driver earlier this year. Self-employed driver Don Lane died in January after missing medical appointments to avoid a second £150 penalty from DPD, having previously been handed one in July 2017 after he took time off to attend a hospital appointment. As part of the new driver code, […]
DPD is expanding a number of its sites and investing in a new sorting hub and depots to handle increased demand from online retailers. The £175m investment, which follows a period of growth after the launch of its Predict service, includes a £12m investment in building 10 new depots, £20m of funding to upgrade its Sheffield and Thetford depots, as well as opening a £100m East Midlands sorting hub. The expansion is expected to create 1,500 full-time jobs. A spokesman […]
A courier firm that works with retailer Amazon has settled four cases with its drivers and the GMB over an employment status dispute.