Deliveroo riders strike as the fat cats try to make a killing

Deliveroo workers have gone on strike, just as the company joined the stock market. It was, of course, a game of two halves: workers fighting for rights; fat cat investors attempting to make a killing. Everybody out… on your bikes Deliveroo workers held protests in cities across the UK: from London, York and Sheffield via Reading and Wolverhampton. The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is repping the Deliveroo workers. It noted a report which stated: major health and safety concerns including but not limited to poor COVID-19 protections. It also highlights pay well below minimum wage, with many riders earning as little as £2 per hour…

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Deliveroo workers strike in pay and conditions dispute

Workers at delivery firm Deliveroo went on strike on Wednesday in a dispute over pay and conditions. Socially distanced protests were held in cities including London, York, Sheffield, Reading and Wolverhampton. The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) said its members are calling for decent pay as well as improved employment rights and safety protections. The union said supportive action was expected in Australia, France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. “A false choice” The action follows recent campaigns by those in the gig economy to be classed as workers and so receive better pay and conditions. Unions won legal action recently against ride hailing firm Uber. Alex…

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