GMB is to launch legal action against Amazon and three businesses that deliver for it, accusing them of bogus self-employment. The union, which took Hermes to court last month for its treatment of self-employed drivers, claimed that drivers at Prospect Commercials, Box Group and Lloyd Link Logistics were being denied basic rights and and working flexibility because they are wrongfully labelled as self-employed. Legal action is being brought against Amazon as well because it dictated the drivers’ shifts at the […]
Amazon has rejected claims it has a poor health and safety record after the publication of figures showing that more than 440 serious incidents occurred at its warehouses in the period from 2015/16.
Amazon is ramping up its distribution network in time for the Christmas rush, opening a second fulfilment centre in Doncaster. The internet giant said the new site, which is Amazon’s tenth UK fulfilment centre, will create 300 permanent jobs over the next three years.