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Shocking pictures reveal ‘disgusting’ conditions inside @Hermesparcels depot where workers ‘feel like slaves’

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Workers claim they are “too exhausted to care” about the conditions – and have gone as far as kicking parcels around like footballs, according to one member of staff who wished to remain anonymous.

 

They claim drivers are expected to deliver between 700 and 900 parcels each day in just eight hours.

 

The worker said they regularly work overtime and clock in over 11 hours daily to complete the “impossible” task as deliveries would otherwise pile up.

 

The driver claimed any attempts to raise the issue were rebuffed by management who called them “replaceable”.

 

 

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/hermes-depot-shocking-pictures-084537898.html

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Brilliant, well spotted.

 

Here is some more of the article

 

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Some items in the Hermes depot are seen scattered on the ground after seemingly falling off the side of a conveyor belt (SWNS)
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These shocking photos reveal the conditions inside a Hermes depot, where one worker claims he was left “feeling like a slave”.

Hundreds of parcels are seen strewn in the back of a van and littered across one of Hermes' 26 UK warehouses on 27 December in Bradford, West Yorkshire, just after the gruelling festive period.

Some items are seen scattered on the ground after seemingly falling off the side of a conveyor belt – while one box that stayed on was massively dented.

In one photo, a brand new £350 43” television is balanced diagonally with boxes marked “fragile” collapsed all around it.

Workers claim they are “too exhausted to care” about the conditions – and have gone as far as kicking parcels around like footballs, according to one member of staff who wished to remain anonymous.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/hermes-depot-shocking-pictures-084537898.html

 

I suggest that anyone who has any further trouble with this shameful company copies the article and uses it as part of their case. They should also send a copy to Hermes to show that they are fully aware of the shambles of Hermes.

Also, I would suggest that anybody who has anything lost on Hermes – starts scanning eBay


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sadly this is not confined to Hermes, all the courier companies have similar issues at depots that are often too small for the traffic going through them.  There are often good workers there, but agency staff brought in during peak, are  an issue getting in the way more than helping usually  best one we had was a Yodel driver put a parcel through the kitchen window, and it landed in the sink..


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At my work we share a depot with Parcelforce and even at Christmas when the place was packed out with Parcels there was nothing that looked anything like the carnage in those photos.

 

I'm in the depot for about an hour before I start out on my run and I can honestly say that any breakages ect are accidental, I know Parcelforce get a bad name but in the 9 years I've been there I've never seen anything that would make me worry about using them.

 

I know a good few drivers with Parcelforce and they also have to do between 80 and 100 drops per day, It's the self-employed drivers that struggle to make a decent living working for them.

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900 parcels in an 8 hour shift is a delivery every 35 seconds, that cannot be correct.

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22 hours ago, Micky the Hippo said:

900 parcels in an 8 hour shift is a delivery every 35 seconds, that cannot be correct.

Totally impossible I would think, I know guys that struggle to do 100 in the same time.


 
 

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If 800 of them was one stop, and they were small bags on a pallet maybe Could easily have 300 parcels on 100 stops, average 3 per stop try 75 stops over 300 miles in 11.5 hours. in Mid Wales.


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9 hours ago, brassnecked said:

If 800 of them was one stop, and they were small bags on a pallet maybe Could easily have 300 parcels on 100 stops, average 3 per stop try 75 stops over 300 miles in 11.5 hours. in Mid Wales.

Yeah, I was reading it as 700-900 drops.


 
 

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