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. HSE investigation reports, obtained by the GMB Union under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed fractures, contusions and head injuries to staff, the union has claimed. In one incident a worker in Leicestershire suffered internal bruising after being knocked down and wedged under an HGV. The report […]
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.
Tesco will offer customers a same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK by the end of August.
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]