Drivers and couriers vow to escalate after protest at Uber HQ over unfair sacking of 200 key workers
July 27th: Following the unfair dismissal of over 200 drivers and couriers by app-based operators this year, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) brought together workers from its United Private Hire Drivers and the Couriers and Logistics Branches to protest on Monday outside Uber HQ at Aldgate Tower in London.
July 23rd: On 9 May 2016, the “Day of Flowers” that commemorated the late Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev’s birthday, two anarchists celebrated the festivities and paid their respects to the dead dictator by decorating one of his statues.
July 22nd: Freedom Newspaper received the following communique from squatters occupying the former Camberwell police station in South London.
July 10th: Earlier this week, a group of activists organised a protest in front of the Canadian embassy in London to show their solidarity with indigenous struggles.
June 30th: Earlier this week, Uber announced to drivers that their longest-serving drivers would see the service charge that they take from their pay increase from 20% to 25%.
June 25th: A dozen activists, several linked to Extinction Rebellion, have been detained today after a series of raids across London, including against an art collective which had been painting banners ready for protests planned for tomorrow.
App Drivers & Couriers Union launches legal action against Bolt for worker rights in wake of strike and protest action
June 23rd: In what has been the biggest gig economy worker protest action since the pandemic, yesterday hundreds of private hire drivers assembled at Bolt’s West London offices to demand their worker rights.
June 22nd: Rank and file construction workers have launched a picket at the site of a new Amazon facility after a mass sacking.
June 19th: A recent wildcat action among workers building an Amazon fulfilment centre in Gateshead was successful at stopping a de-skilling attempt.