A courier firm that works with retailer Amazon has settled four cases with its drivers and the GMB over an employment status dispute. Representing drivers at UK Express, union the GMB argued that they were employees rather than self-employed and should therefore be given the benefits that come with employment, including annual leave and minimum wage. The GMB initially brought the action against UK Express last April. Evidence that the drivers were employed, the union said, included the fact they […]
UPS and TNT Express have submitted remedies to the European Commission to address its competition concerns, extending the review period further. The submission extends the EC’s review period by 15 business days to 5 February 2013. The proposed remedies involve the sale of the business activities and its assets. UPS needs to ensure the long-term viability of these activities and the continuity of service already provided by TNT Express. In order to receive approval, the EC will market-test the remedies. […]
Tuffnells Parcels Express sales have risen sharply with almost 300 new customers being brought on board since it was acquired in December by Connect Group.
UPS is to trial 35 electric trucks across London and Paris, which will be built by UK technology firm Arrival.