June 24, 2017

Deliveroo fights back in latest gig economy row as IWGB union seeks workers rights



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 told its riders that efforts by a union to seek workers rights such as sick and holiday pay puts their flexible work at risk in the latest gig economy row.

A group of riders represented by the Independent Workers Great Britain union (IWGB) are seeking official recognition that would give it the ability to negotiate workers rights in a case that will be heard on Tuesday.

The startup’s UK managing director Dan Warne has emailed riders directly, telling them the company is “committed to protecting ” flexible work that lets them chose shifts and work with rivals such as […]

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