Hermes support fund

German delivery firm Hermes announced on 6 March 2020 that it would set aside a £1 million (€1.15 million) support fund for its 15,000 independent delivery workers in the United Kingdom, if they have to self-isolate because of the coronavirus. The group has also pledged to help its self-employed delivery workers to find a replacement if necessary and has committed to ensuring they can continue to work the same rounds when they return to work. Trade unions are concerned about the fate of platform workers, since workers in this sector are not entitled to sick pay and can therefore be hit hard if they need to stop working for any reason ( further information here ).

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  • Initiative
  • COVID-19
  • United Kingdom
  • Platform
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Hermes
  • COVID-19, health and safety
  • English
  • 2021
  • Open access
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