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, […]
Delivery companies such as Hermes that use self-employed drivers need to change their business models, according to a select committee.
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.