Delivery firm Hermes is defending itself before an employment tribunal this week in the latest ‘gig economy’ challenge from a union. The legal case has been brought against Hermes by eight delivery drivers, supported by the GMB, and will be put before an Employment Tribunal in Leeds. The eight Hermes self-employed “lifestyle” couriers claim that they are being denied basic workers rights, from holiday pay to the national living wage, by being forced to operate as self employed workers. Hermes […]
The majority of online shoppers are unwilling to pay extra for premium parcel delivery, despite demanding greater choice and flexibility, a Hermes survey has revealed. The carrier has stressed the importance of offering a variety of delivery options, after a survey of 1,000 e-retail customers, commissioned by Hermes, found that many did not want to pay extra to cover the additional cost of evening deliveries, despite wanting access to parcels in the evening. Hermes sales and marketing director Gary Winter […]
The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy.
The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy.