Couriers win case

An employment tribunal has ruled that 65 Hermes couriers are staff workers and not self-employed. The ruling means that they are entitled to employees’ rights, the minimum wage and holiday pay. The GMB union that bought the tribunal case in Leeds for the employees said the ruling will affect almost 15,000 Hermes couriers nationwide. Union general secretary Tim Roache said: “Bosses can’t pick and choose which laws to obey. This is another nail in the coffin of the exploitative bogus self-employment model.”

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Posted 26/06/2018