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.
Teaching assistants at York University in Toronto are on strike after management cut 800 TA posts. TAs are essential for students; they are the ones who actually teach the courses and do the grading rather […]
Film length: 4:37 Workers at 7 museum sites in Wales are on all out indefinite strike after management withdrew weekend working unsocial hours payments. It will mean a 15% cut in wages for people who […]
Film length: 6:00 PCS members at the National Gallery are taking an unprecedented 5 consecutive days strike action this week. Already the only museum in London where staff are not paid the minimum wage, they’ve […]