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: 8:28 A major step forward for outsourced workers at the University of London: immediately after their two day strike in November 2013, Balfour Beatty announced major concessions on sick pay and holidays. However […]
Film length: 10:46 Over 5,000 angry teachers march in Birmingham as the joint NUT/NASUWT strike shuts down schools across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Eastern regions of England. This isn’t just about pay and pensions; as […]
Film length: 15:05 “You are the heroes and heroines of our movement”, said Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell as he visited the British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew picket lines, saluting their bravery as they started […]