A very sad development. It means that the only information now available about Hermes will be either from them, or from their new best friends. I understand that the GMB don't see any problem in couriers working 27 days without a break, by the way. I wonder what happened to the supposed 'Guardian' article? I don't think I missed it. Perhaps Tim Roache had a word with them to get it pulled? He was on the Today Programme on Monday saying nice things about Hermes, by the way. Sorry, people, but we are on our own from now on. I suggest - GET OUT IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN.
How sad, will miss all you guys 😭
That’s actually a relief to hear xlc. For once I’m glad to be wrong.
You could see how it looked like that though with the timing.
Anyway regardless all the best mate.
Thank you for your post xLc. Many thanks for the time you have given. LCF will be missed by many, a priceless source of information. Enjoy your free time xLc
sad news indeed,best wishes xLc and all couriers
I havent been threatened or gagged. Ive just had enough of the forum and the agro it brings with it. As Ive said Im no longer a courier and spent far too much of my life on it. Im truly sorry it closed in the way it did. I could not pass on the database contents as it contains members private information, and has now been removed from our server and deleted. Please dont keep speculating why I closed it, I have explained, and couriers have lots to think about in the run up to peak! I am touched by all your kind comments and wish you all well. Thanks again.
I hate to say this but I’m really thinking xlc has been gagged. Why? Because he can clearly see these messages but hasn’t commented. Which is completely understandable if uv been threatened.
3 Stupid Sundays this year then - the rumours were accurate..
1st / 8th / 15th December
R.I.P LCF.... Well done xlc for hanging on in there...
Very sad to see LCF go. Thanks for all the help. x
Be very careful of what?
If LCF has been closed due to the threat of legal action, I'm not saying it has, but I would like to know. Then is an attack upon freedom of speech which sites at the heart of democracy. I read the info JB, clearly the concept of hypocrisy is not understood.
If you do, be VERY careful....
You don't need to get on the forum (I also can't) just go into info and look at new this week. It's horrific.
Since we seem to be using this as chat can we work something out? XLC has a right to withdraw but we really need some way of communicating collectively. Any ideas anyone?
What message on col?
I’m perma banned.
Please, please reconsider your decision-todays message on COL proves we need this forum and more importantly xLc YOU more than ever....we need help!!
The true voice for couriers has been lost.
Best wishes to xLc and all the members who have supported the forum over the years.
The Hermes/GMB 'deal' has put the final nail in the coffin, not only for the future of LCF, but also for the thousands of decent people who have been screwed over by this trickery.
My only advice is, don't ever accept the SE+ status. It's not a legally recognised status and can be withdrawn at any time by Hermes, and believe me, it WILL be withdrawn.
Stay genuinely self-employed and take up the fight with Leigh-Day for what's rightfully yours.
Just returned from a long weekend away, shocked and saddened to read this news. xlc, your dedication to the cause was unwavering, and you are not even a courier ! Many thanks for all you have achieved for us, and also thank you to all the regulars who contributed so much. Hope the forum can be resurrected one day.