United Kingdom - Deliveroo workers seek union membership - November 30, 2016
A group of food takeaway couriers working for Deliveroo are taking legal steps to gain union recognition and workers' rights. It comes after two drivers for Uber, the company behind a taxi-hailing app, won a case at a London employment tribunal which gave them the right to be classed as workers rather than self-employed independent contractors. The case has led to a political debate on a wage floor for people who work ‘on demand’ for companies in the gig economy. If the couriers win, it could encourage thousands of those working in the so-called gig economy to seek to unionise and receive rights such as paid leave.
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