Hermes is to increase its self-employed couriers’ pay to meet competition for the workers as the e-retail market surges. The carrier is increasing the minimum hourly pay from £8.50 to £9.10 from 1 June which, with expenses added, will bring their take-home pay up to £10.70 an hour. The pay increase comes two years after Hermes came under fire over working conditions for its couriers, which resulted in MP Frank Field calling on HMRC to investigate the carrier, and accused […]
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The government has given the greenlight to a supply chain operatives apprenticeship just days after it rejected the HGV driver apprenticeship.
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