Royal Mail subsidiary, eCourier, are classifying most of their couriers as “Independent Contractors” – so that they can unlawfully deny them the basic employment rights of a living wage, sick pay, holidays, pension and union recognition. eCourier have already lost a tribunal brought by the IWGB union where they admitted that one of their bike couriers was a worker – but now the couriers have been forced to take strike action to get them to stop operating iunlawfully. Couriers are having to work up to 80 hours a week for a decent wage in this appalling example of the gig economy – you can help them win by donating to the strike fund at bit.ly/courierfund.
Running Time: 7:33 Staff at Tendring Technology College in Essex have been forced to take strike action – with massive support from the local community and the students – over yet another restructure that will […]
Film length: 12:40 Teaching assistants and other support staff in Derby have had their pay cut by 25%, incredible after an equal pay review – which means losing £400 a month for this low-paid, predominantly […]
Direct action wins the day as spectacular & immediate victory humiliates bullying construction bosses at Canary Wharf. 27-7-15
On Monday REEL NEWS attended an inspiring action by supporters of the Blacklist Support Group at the site of Morgan Stanley in the heart of the Canary Wharf financial district. Though in modest numbers the […]