Food couriers employed by gig-economy firm Stuart will be striking in Sheffield, UK, from 6 December. These couriers, who are spuriously “self-employed” and serve takeaway giant JustEat, are being slapped with a 24% cut in their per-delivery base rate.
Stuart claims that the base-rate cut is made up for by a new distance-based bonus. But in fact the changes simply mean that drivers will have to go further and faster to earn the same money. It’s a pay cut and a recipe for risk on the roads.
Food couriers will demonstrate at Sheffield Town Hall at 12 noon on Sunday 28 November and then move to indefinite strike action from 6 December, shutting down deliveries from McDonald’s and expanding to take on other chains.
The couriers’ union, the IWGB, is a small, young union, and it needs help to build up its strike fund!
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Demonstration on 28 November (facebook event)
Unprofitable ships are disposable – so are the seafarers Let’s start with a confession. I don’t often dip into the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). When I do, it’s always after dodging their pay wall. Again, after glancing at the headline I often move on to other things – a cup of coffee or an Angrys…
IWW WISE-RA 18th October 2021
On Saturday 16th October IWW Cymru members held an informational picket outside a cafe in Dolgellau, Gwynedd.
Gallwch ddarllen yr erthygl hon mewn Cymraeg fan hyn.
The management had ignored multiple requests by an ex-worker for their P45. The worker urgently needed this P45 to be able to claim benefits in their home country. This was having a real, negative impact on their life.
The worker decided to get their union, the IWW, involved. The employer promised to help “after lockdown” before ignoring our subsequent correspondence and Subject Access Request. We decided to pay the cafe a visit. IWW members held an informational picket, informing potential customers of the situation and asking them not to go to the cafe until the dispute was settled. The employer soon did so and hastily issued a P45 for the worker.
Employers too often think they can get away with mistreating workers, especially migrant workers. The IWW, a DIY union, believes in solidarity and standing up to the bosses. Together we can win!
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
Bristol Solidarity Federation have picketed electrical goods retailer CEX in solidarity with their workers in Barcelona who have suffered bullying, dismissal and unfair disciplinary measures.
Multinational CEX may be known to you a seller of video games but it also becoming known as terrible exploiter of worker’s rights. One serious concern is how a CNT-AIT member has been not allowed a reduction of hours even the care for a child, actions will continue until their demands are met.
Solidarity Federation is the British section of the International Workers’ Association (IWA-AIT)
An injury to one is an injury to all.