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 […]
Unite has launched legal action against two agencies, used by Wincanton and the Co-op, which the union claims are using “sham and bogus” self-employment practices.
DX Group is being investigated by City of London Police, after an allegation was made against its Exchange business on 7 June.
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]