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....Its findings are likely to intensify scrutiny of a government-backed review by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor into modern employment practices, which is expected to be published early next week. Field’s report focuses on firms including Parcelforce, DPD, and – for the first time – British Car Auctions, owner of webuyanycar. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....50 an hour and be enforced with threats of fines or loss of work. Field’s latest report drew on accounts from workers at Parcelforce, DPD and British Car Auctions but it echoed the findings of his earlier work, including the original review that prompted May to appoint Taylor. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Tales of abusive working practices in the self-employed “gig” economy are no less shocking for being familiar. Try this testimony from a driver at Parcelforce, as related in the latest excellent report by Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey: “I have been fined over £400 for being too sick to get to work for just one day and once had to pay for a company employee’s overtime to come out on [the] route with me whilst I sat next to him with a bucket in case I was sick. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
....50 an hour and be enforced with threats of fines or loss of work. Field’s latest report drew on accounts from workers at Parcelforce, DPD and British Car Auctions but it echoed the findings of his earlier work, including the original review that prompted May to appoint Taylor. ...
UK workers earning £2.50 an hour prompts call for government action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....Its findings are likely to intensify scrutiny of a government-backed review by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor into modern employment practices, which is expected to be published early next week. Field’s report focuses on firms including Parcelforce, DPD, and – for the first time – British Car Auctions, owner of webuyanycar. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....Tales of abusive working practices in the self-employed “gig” economy are no less shocking for being familiar. Try this testimony from a driver at Parcelforce, as related in the latest excellent report by Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey: “I have been fined over £400 for being too sick to get to work for just one day and once had to pay for a company employee’s overtime to come out on [the] route with me whilst I sat next to him with a bucket in case I was sick. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
.... Across Britain, this hugely competitive industry is pushing tens of thousands of couriers to work uncertain hours for low pay, often under considerable pressure and with little or no employment protections, to get all these packets to our doors as quickly and cheaply as possible. “Some consumers are aware we are earning so little, but there are plenty who really don’t care as long as it’s cheap,” says John, a self-employed courier for Hermes, the UK’s second-largest delivery company after Parcelforce, which is among those serving Jane Holder and her neighbours in Totnes. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
. Parcel delivery firms DPD and Parcelforce Worldwide could be called before a parliamentary committee to answer questions about the working conditions faced by their self-employed couriers. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
. Parcelforce couriers who deliver packages for Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Hamleys can be charged up to £250 a day if they are off sick and cannot find someone to cover their shift. ...
Are grey goods the real deal? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
....Purchasers may also have to pay VAT and/or customs or excise duty on goods sent from outside the EU before they can collect them. If so, they will be contacted by Royal Mail, Parcelforce or the courier company explaining how to do so. ...
The Crusader: Courier service sinks couple’s claim image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 04:36:00 PM
.... The company, whose directors are Richard Adams-Mercer and Harry Adams-Mercer, describes itself as a Door 2 Door Courier Service. It operates as an intermediary, subcontracting to other firms, in the Prices’ case it was Parcelforce Worldwide. ...
Royal Mail handles more parcels after signing contracts with retailers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:36:03 PM
.... The strategy also leaves Royal Mail less dependent on Amazon, which is doing more of its own deliveries. As well as winning new contracts in the UK, higher parcel business came from more imported packages and extra business at the international Parcelforce Worldwide service. ...
The Crusader: Amazon gets stamp of approval image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 12:01:00 AM
....”. Concerned that failure to return the item could jeopardise their refund, Margaret pressed on, following the advice to stick with the original carrier, which in this case was Parcelforce Worldwide. ...
Berkeley dividend hike hands chairman £100m windfall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 11:33:12 AM
.... Demand for new housing remains strong in London, it said. The firm has been selected as the Greater London Authority’s preferred bidder for the 27 acre former Parcelforce site next to West Ham station in east London. ...
Chairman of Berkeley Homes warns of dangers of Osborne's buy-to-let tax image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 09:44:02 AM
.... . He highlighted the former Parcelforce site at Stephenson Street, West Ham, as a major development opportunity for Berkeley, which has been selected as the preferred bidder for the site by the Greater London Authority. ...
Parcelforce Worldwide’s 24-hour service … takes two weeks to arrive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of November 2015 07:00:01 AM
. In October I used Parcelforce Worldwide’s alleged 24-hour service at a cost of almost £50 to deliver an urgent item to our son in Switzerland. ...
Royal Mail grows parcels deliveries as letters continue to plunge image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:41:14 AM
.... . The continuing downturn in letter deliveries pushed revenue in the company's UKPIL business - which operates in the UK collecting and delivering parcels and letters through the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide - down 2pc. ...
'My clocks were damaged, but Parcelforce won't pay' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of June 2015 12:41:04 PM
.... . Before making the order I had spoken to Parcelforce about collection and delivery of the consignment and was assured that clocks were not excluded from the process. ...
....” Under the “classic” Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme – to which you belonged – an active scheme member who is unmarried at time of retirement is eligible for a refund of some or all of their Widow’s/Widower’s Pension contributions. Parcelforce didn’t deliver my phone. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 05:26:33 PM
....". The union represents workers in companies including Royal Mail, the Post Office, BT, 02, EE, Capita, Parcelforce and Santander. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of April 2015 12:41:45 AM
....TNT Express is one of the largest parcel and freighting companies in the UK, with 8,000 employees and 3,500 vehicles operating from 70 locations and handling 150 million packages a year. It is a direct rival to Royal Mail’s Parcelforce but no longer owns the local mail delivery business TNT Post, which was recently rebranded as Whistl and competes directly with Royal Mail. ...
Former boss of CityLink moves to TNT as finance chief image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 10:56:19 AM
.... It was losing around £500,000 a week when it failed. He joined City Link in October 2011 and before that had a glittering CV in the transport and logistics sector, spending eight years at Parcelforce and nine years at Geopost UK. ...
FedEx plans to deliver in Europe with TNT bid worth billions image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 08:26:57 AM
....TNT Express is one of the largest parcels and freighting companies in the UK with 8,000 employees and 3500 vehicles operating from some 70 locations, handling some 150 million packages a year. It is a direct rival to Royal Mail’s Parcelforce but no longer owns the local mail delivery business TNT Post. ...
Mail in Chinese tie-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 08:25:00 AM
....It will let China's 302 million online shoppers buy direct from UK firms and boost trade for its overseas parcels business. Royal Mail will handle the documentation, promotion and support services and in return will receive commission on the sale of products and revenue for shipping them through its Parcelforce express unit. ...
12 smart ways to cut the cost of Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of November 2014 12:00:00 AM
Amazon to team up with Royal Mail to allow parcel collection image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of November 2014 05:00:54 AM
.... . The news follows the decision by Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, to begin seven days a week delivery in the summer, and Royal Mail’s pilot of Sunday opening at around 100 delivery offices across the UK. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 01:21:29 AM
.... . But while Royal Mail is to recruit 15,000 workers across England, 1,100 in Scotland, 600 in Wales and 400 in Northern Ireland, as well as another 2,000 for its express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, it is considerably fewer than the 21,100 bought in to deal with last year’s festive rush. ...
Royal Mail to recruit 19,000 people to help with Christmas rush image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 11:01:04 PM
....The privatised postal operator will take on 15,000 in England, 1,100 in Scotland, 600 in Wales and 400 in Northern Ireland for temporary sorting roles between mid November and early January 2015. A further 2,000 people will be hired to help out with parcels at Royal Mail’s Parcelforce Worldwide division. ...
Royal Mail to slash jobs to raise profits image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 12:00:00 AM
....The company, which was controversially privatised last October, has demanded action from regulator Ofcom to stop rivals cherry-picking its best business. It is fighting back by launching Sunday deliveries by Parcelforce, which handles bigger parcels, and trialling Royal Mail ­deliveries of smaller parcels within London’s M25. ...
Royal Mail shares fall amid threat from Amazon  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 07:54:55 PM
....” . Royal Mail said it was responding to competition with longer opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays to service e-retailers; a new Sunday service from Parcelforce; and new shipping tools for large online retailers. ...
Money talks: Mega landlords sell up as price of living in London soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 02:04:29 PM
....Can I afford a four-day week?. • Parcelforce refuses to deliver my camera, and is about to destroy it. ...
Parcelforce refuses to deliver my camera, and is about to destroy it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 06:00:00 AM
. I need your help to stop Parcelforce disposing of a £188 camera that belongs to me. ...
Parcelforce fails to deliver international rugby tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of June 2014 06:00:14 AM
....Since we still had three days until the match, my stepfather offered to collect the tickets from our house and post them to us in Rome. He explained our dilemma to a member of staff at his local post office, who advised him that the best way to send the tickets was by Parcelforce Worldwide. ...
Royal Mail to trial Sunday deliveries image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of May 2014 08:26:37 AM
....". The group's express delivery service, Parcelforce Worldwide, will also launch a Sunday delivery service in June for online shoppers through participating e-retailers. ...
Royal Mail to pilot Sunday service for parcel deliveries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of May 2014 04:59:37 AM
....". Royal Mail's express delivery service, Parcelforce Worldwide, which tends to deal with larger and more valuable parcels, will also offer a Sunday service to retailers from June. ...

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