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. The carrier lost the case brought against it by union GMB, in which the tribunal ruled its couriers are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay, among other rights that come with full employment. The ruling applies to 15 couriers, with a further 50 cases yet to […]
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has avoided strike action after it agreed to revert back to former staff contracts.
CollectPlus has signed up its 5,000th store to its parcel delivery and returns network. It means the network of local convenience stores offering the CollectPlus service has grown by nearly 1,000 in the last year, with its latest addition in Brentwood, Essex. Parcel volumes through the network have leapt 250% in the past year. Mark Lewis, chief executive of CollectPlus, said: “Our continual focus on the expansion of our network of stores, through which people can drop off and pick […]
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]