The GMB union has praised Hermes for pledging £1m to support self-employed workers if they need to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus. Hermes confirmed it will help find someone to deliver on a courier’s behalf and guarantee that their rounds will be kept open for them for when they return. GMB said the “ground-breaking” announcement was the latest win in its battle to protect workers and the British public from COVID-19. Read more Coronavirus: “We feel a huge […]
Transport and logistics operations at The Russell Group have not been affected by recent financial problems at group company Icetech Freezers, the firm has stated.
Protocols for parcel deliveries by some of the UK’s largest couriers have been changed to reflect increasing concerns over health and safety in light of the current pandemic.
The status of couriers across the industry could be affected by last week’s tribunal ruling against CitySprint, according to a lawyer involved in the case.