The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking a legal battle against Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s decision to introduce a congestion charge on minicab drivers to the Court of Appeal, on the grounds that it discriminates against the sector’s overwhelmingly BAME workforce. The IWGB will be appealing a decision by the High
Police are questioning a 57-year-old man accused of spitting on two members of staff at London Victoria train station while shouting that he had the coronavirus. Both subsequently caught COVID-19. Belly Mujinga, a 47-year-old mother with an 11-year-old daughter, died two weeks later. Belly started her shift at Victoria Station booking office on March 22.
The Government has released new guidelines and new procedures regarding lockdown in recent days. As I am sure you are all aware, many workers, especially those who are in manufacturing and construction are being encouraged to return to work. This comes alongside demands of “attempting to avoid public transport” and that business’ will be “COVID
The UK government has sent documents to employers’ groups and trade unions selling its plans to exit the COVID-19 lockdown. In the Tory government “back to work” strategy that will endanger the lives of millions there is not a single policy that legally enforces businesses to protect their workforce. Everything is voluntary, leaving employers a
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and two Uber drivers have filed a legal challenge with the High Court against the UK government over its failure to provide satisfactory income and sickness protection to millions of low-paid and self-employed workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union and workers will argue that this failure
The initiative by Liverpool SolFed offers stripped-down must-knows about getting by amid State incompetence and bosses’ greed, from furloughs to care rights, sick pay to self-employment. The group will be regularly updating the guide here and welcome people getting involved in the project. The version below was released on April 21st 2020. The current coronavirus
The Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) has today notified 6 London McDonald’s stores that its members will go on strike on 12 November as part of an international day of action for fast-food workers’ rights. The McDonald’s workers are calling for a New Deal for McDonald’s workers that would include: £15 an hour, an end
As delivery apps take hold in Ukraine, couriers are coming out to protest declining wages and conditions. They just appeared on the streets of Kyiv one day, these people with large yellow rucksacks and a memorable slogan on them, Glovo. Now you don’t need to go anywhere to order a double hamburger, sushi, salad or
The workers at MGT Power Plant in Teesside start day five of their spontaneous protest today. The workers have gone on strike at Tees Reneweable Energy Plant- world’s largest biomass power plant being built on Teesside by MGT- last Tuesday over poor safety conditions. The action was sparked by what was described a “boiler incident”.
The Brighton Solidarity Federation is currently in dispute with CJ Barbers, a barber shop which owes one of SolFed’s members two months in unpaid wages. While the shop refuses to negotiate, the son of one of its owners has publicly said that they intend to illegally send images and personal details of the worker to