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 explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
Hermes is likely to appeal an employment tribunal’s decision that 15 of its self-employed couriers should be classed as employees, on the grounds that it goes against evidence and previous decisions.
Hermes UK has added 54 Euro-6 Dafs from hire firm Ryder to its fleet, as well as renewing a three-year tyre-management contract with Michelin Solutions.