The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy. The case is being brought on behalf of eight Hermes couriers who claim they are being denied their workers’ rights. Proceedings have been lodged with the Employment Tribunal by solicitors Leigh Day. If the case is successful the claimants and other Hermes couriers currently classed as self-employed could be reclassified as employees, potentially giving them full employment rights including holiday pay, […]
Hermes chief executive Carole Woodhead has revealed some of its expansion plans for 2014, as it wins a new contract with jewellery retailer Cadenzza.
Hermes has won Poundland’s new home delivery contract, after the single-priced retailer said it planned to trial an online shopping system earlier this 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.