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 […]
Hermes has won a contract extension from River Island, covering home delivery of clothes, shoes and accessories ordered online.
Online retail giant Amazon has predicted that the busiest day for online shopping orders will be Monday 2 December, which is likely to trigger an increase in volumes handled by parcel carriers.