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Delivery drivers for food-ordering platforms including Deliveroo and Uber Eats are staging a Valentine’s Day strike to demand better pay and conditions.
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12 Feb 2024
The stoppage on Wednesday is being organised by a grassroots group, Delivery Job UK, many of whose members are Brazilian. It claims to have more than 3,000 supporters in London and several other cities.
The group hopes to draw attention to the low pay and insecure conditions faced by drivers, many of whom work on several delivery apps in parallel.
App-based delivery drivers are generally classified as self-employed contractors, meaning their employers are not legally obliged to pay them the statutory “national living wage” of £10.42 an hour, due to increase to £11.44 in April.
That status was confirmed by a supreme court ruling in November that found Deliveroo riders were not “workers”, after a long-running battle by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain for the right to unionise and bargain on their behalf.
One of Delivery Job UK’s organisers, who spoke to the Guardian on conditionRead more on hl.co.uk