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.
Film length: 6:15 Anger grows on another solid and determined strike by junior doctors at the start of April, as the department of health admits that changes in the contracts will disadvantage women.
Film length: 9:16 On their second national day of strike action for a decent pay rise, workers in higher education are joined by workers in further education taking their first day of strike action. Both […]