Hermes has disputed claims that it pays its couriers less than the minimum wage, after an investigation by The Guardian suggested some of the carrier’s self-employed workers earn as little as £5.50 an hour. The article cites numerous Hermes couriers who earn between £5.50 and £7.30 per hour, although this does not include expenses such as fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance, which can be claimed back. Hermes described the investigation as “disingenuous” and said that on average, its network of […]
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]
More than 200 drivers and warehouse staff at Indesit UK are to carry out four days of industrial action from the end of next week.
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.