The GMB has launched a legal case against Birmingham-based logistics company UK Express Delivery as part of its campaign against the gig economy. GMB argues that UK Express Delivery’s self-employed Amazon drivers should be classed as workers, making them potential employees. If the case is successful, UK Express Delivery would be required to grant its Amazon drivers basic workers rights, including the national minimum wage, paid annual leave, paid rest breaks and whistleblower protection. The union’s action against UK Express, […]
GMB has called for an “urgent” meeting with DHL/UK Mail over claims the operator fired couriers who refused to sign a new contract.
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.
Amazon has begun offering a chilled and ambient grocery delivery service in London, with the introduction of its Amazon Fresh service.