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Longest gig-economy strike escalates as Sheffield couriers blockade Sheffield McDonald’s

Longest gig-economy strike escalates as Sheffield couriers blockade Sheffield McDonald’s

Yesterday, striking food delivery couriers, employed by the JustEat subcontractor Stuart Delivery, demonstrated outside of the Sheffield Archer Road McDonald’s. 60 drivers and supporters, joined by Paul Blomfield MP, blockaded the entrance to the McDonald’s, shutting down all orders for 45 minutes. Speeches were given by drivers and local business owners who came out to

Sheffield and Blackpool: UK’s longest ever gig-economy pay strike resumes after secret pay talks exposed

Sheffield and Blackpool: UK’s longest ever gig-economy pay strike resumes after secret pay talks exposed

The UK’s longest ever gig-economy pay strike resumes today as Sheffield and Blackpool couriers from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) relaunch industrial action and will picket McDonalds branches every day this week. Last week courier company  Stuart invited selected riders to closed-door meetings on pay which excluded all unionised workers. When IWGB

Having a Midwife crisis

Having a Midwife crisis

What do you do as workers when your labour IS labour? I am an NHS midwife working in a busy hospital. My profession, after years of taking everything that a combination of Tory governments and night shifts could throw at it, has finally taken to the streets. A grassroots movement led by doulas (lay workers

App Drivers & Couriers Union launches legal action against Bolt for worker rights in wake of strike and protest action

App Drivers & Couriers Union launches legal action against Bolt for worker rights in wake of strike and protest action

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. The workers, organised by the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) are demanding that Bolt also respect the Supreme Court ruling against Uber which