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 […]
Online retail giant Amazon has launched a seasonal recruitment drive for warehouse staff to help meet demand over the Christmas peak.
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
Hundreds of jobs are in danger of being lost as DHL Freight UK gets set to close its business after of a decade of losses.