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 […]
DPD customers will be able to instruct drivers to avoid making deliveries at specific times, such as the school run, with the launch of the carrier’s new app Your DPD.
UK Mail remains confident about its long-term prospects, and has now got a handle on problems at its new sortation hub that are set to have a significant impact on its full year earnings.
TNT Post has signed a deal with convenience store parcel network CollectPlus to provide international deliveries for SMEs. The new service will give smaller online retailers the opportunity to drop off parcels for worldwide delivery at one of 4,800 CollectPlus stores nationwide. Director of international parcels for TNT Post, Bob van Ierland said: “A majority of online entrepreneurs in the UK plan to expand internationally within the coming 12 months. “They will need access to international shipping services around the […]