The status of couriers across the industry could be affected by last week’s tribunal ruling against CitySprint, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Paul Jennings, partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, represented bicycle courier Maggie Dewhurst, who was ruled to be an employee of CitySprint rather than a self-employed worker. He told Motortransport.co.uk: “The judge’s ruling is in relation to this individual specifically and no one else, but she said that this is probably relevant to other people employed […]
CitySprint has acquired all operations at Woking-based Eagle Express Worldwide Couriers. Its same-day, international and UK overnight operations were acquired by CitySprint on 8 December, taking its network to 35 depots and 2,000 couriers. It will be transferred over to the CitySprint brand later this month. CitySprint said the transition will be seamless for Eagle Express’ customers and it will continue to be serviced by the same staff at the same depot in Old Woking. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: […]
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 drivers in the run-up to this year’s festive period following a record 2012 Christmas, which saw more than 250,000 packages delivered.
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 couriers ahead of its Christmas peak. In response to a 318.7% increase in parcel volumes last December, compared to the monthly average for the rest of the year, it is hoping to take on additional delivery staff to handle what it predicts will be an even larger peak. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: “We’re anticipating that this will be our busiest Christmas yet, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make […]