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 […]
Hermes UK has launched a degree apprentice programme that enables students to earn while they learn.
The consumer delivery subsidiary of Hermes, myHermes, has launched a new international parcel delivery service which aims to support SMEs.
Hermes has disputed claims that it pays its couriers less than the minimum wage, after an investigation by The Guardian suggested some of the carrier’s self-employed workers earn as little as £5.50 an hour.