PRESS RELEASE: Tribunal to determine Deliveroo riders’ employment status in May hearings

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04/04/2017 by socialistfight

To General Secretary IWGB Jason Moyer-Lee

There are two carpenters that work the sites, one in Luton and one in London who are interested to see what are the possibilities are for organising on the building sites.

UCATT, now in Unite and Unite itself are useless and/or simply getting paid to make sure the sires are not organised.  Nothing is done to stop the use of cheap immigrant Labour undermining pay and conditions.  They understand that getting everyone on the same pay and conditions is the first organisational task to stop this.


Do you still do the dual union tactic or is the advice to organise exclusively within the IWGB?
Gerry Downing

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), the tribunal that oversees the regulation of UK collective bargaining law, will determine the employment status of Deliveroo riders, in what could turn out to be a landmark ruling for the so-called gig-economy with national implications for Deliveroo.

The tribunal will look at whether Deliveroo riders are workers or independent contractors, the status under which Deliveroo bogusly classes them currently, in hearings to take place on 24 and 25 May

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is confident the tribunal will rule that the riders are workers, following on from similar decisions by the central London employment tribunal with regards to CitySprint couriers and Uber drivers.

The IWGB applied in November for the tribunal to determine the riders’ employment status and to force the company to recognise the union for the purposes of collective bargaining on behalf of riders working in the…

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