Hermes boosts parcel collection rates for self-employed couriers


A new pay deal will see around 20,000 couriers benefit from increased rates for parcels collections. The new rate was agreed as part of annual negotiations between GMB and Hermes, on behalf of 20,000 Hermes Self-Employed Plus (SE+) couriers. It follows a ground-breaking deal in 2019, the first of its kind designed to support the rights of self-employed workers operating in the so-called ‘gig economy’, which included paid holiday and guaranteed minimum payment rates for SE+ couriers and the ability […]