June 25, 2017

Deliveroo accused of ‘painting a false picture’ at work tribunal

Detail of Deliveroo bike and cargo box parked in city with cafe terrace restaurant in the bakground to deliver on time the food to the client
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Deliveroo has been accused of running a campaign of misinformation and implementing last-minute changes to contracts in an effort to prevent riders from gaining better employment rights.

In a key case relating to the gig economy, the Central Arbitration Committee is investigating whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or should be classified as “workers” with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union .

The hearing relates to couriers in the Camden and Kentish Town districts of north London but is seen as a test case for riders across the UK, including those working for other firms similar to Deliveroo.

Deliveroo’s UK managing director, Dan Warne, said that the company was  […]

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