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 […]
Menzies Distribution is looking increasingly towards the parcels market as it looks to diversify the business to offset falling revenues from its core newspaper distribution business.
The chief executive of Hermes UK has admitted the company had not been as compassionate as it expected itself to be with its self-employed couriers, as a government minister called on HMRC to investigate the carrier’s zero-hours contracts.
The new head of engineering at Cartwright started out with the company 12 years ago as 19-year-old trainee.