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 […]
DPD has promised to pay all its drivers the real living wage, after concluding its employment review and releasing more detail about its Driver Code.
The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy.
Delivery firm Hermes is defending itself before an employment tribunal this week in the latest ‘gig economy’ challenge from a union.