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 […]
DX Group has entered an agreement to sell its Business Direct operations to ByBox Field Services by 21 December, disposing of its overnight parts distribution service.
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
Hermes has opened two depots in Coventry and Carlisle, bringing its network of depots and hubs to a total of 24. The parcel firm says the new sites are necessary to accommodate the expected growth in parcel volumes ahead of the Christmas peak. The new depot in Coventry is expected to handle around 24,000 parcels per day, with this total rising to 43,000 over the Christmas period, while the Carlisle site will handle 6,500 parcels each day for the firm. […]