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Hermes' new self-employment offer may not be positive, experts warn

Hermes' new self-employment offer may not be positive, experts warn

Courier firm Hermes has come to an agreement with the GMB union allowing its 15,000 contracted drivers to be offered a form of ‘self-employment plus’ – but some experts are warning the new deal might not be as ground-breaking as first thought.

The self-employment plus status will see drivers given up to 28 days of paid leave per year and pay rates of up to £8.50 per hour, whilst remaining self-employed. In exchange, they will be expected to follow routes specified by Hermes when out delivering.

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