Freedom News

Proposed new rules for licensed private hire drivers are racist, disproportionate, and misguided

The App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU) condemns proposed new rules from West Northamptonshire Council as racist, disproportionate, misguided and counterproductive. The council has opened a consultation on the proposed new rules which remains open until March 26, 2023. ADCU Northampton members will be staging a demonstration against the West Northamptonshire Council on February 23rd with drivers assembling

Judge orders Brighton pub to pay wages to sacked UVW strike leader until final hearing

Former bar manager at Stonegate-leased Brighton pub Saint James Tavern (SJT) and UVW member Jake Marvin applied to the Employment Tribunal in early July for interim relief following his summary sacking just days after the pub workers’ first picket line on June 25. The judge heard evidence that pub manager and UVW member Jake Marvin

Architectural workers threatened with redundancies as they initiate historic strike ballot

Following months of being ignored by management after raising issues regarding their pay and conditions, workers at Atomik, a London-based architectural company, are initiating a strike ballot. In June 2022, some workers individually raised the matter of pay in their annual reviews. When they were ignored, they wrote a collective letter outlining their demands. UVW-SAW

IWGB takes Deliveroo to Supreme Court over bargaining rights

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is challenging Deliveroo’s denial of collective bargaining rights in the Supreme Court, months after the gig-economy giant signed a so-called ‘partnership’ deal with the GMB union. A victory for the IWGB would mean that delivery couriers working for the company would be classified as workers for the

Agency workers during strikes – another dark day for UK employment law

MPs have recently voted in favour, 289-202, to allow for agency workers to be brought into a workplace by an employer during strike action, effectively circumventing the loss of the labour force during strikes. The proposed law, ‘’The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022’’ would remove the law’s current prevention of

Overworked migrant cleaners at Vodafone launch campaign over pay and sick pay

At the peak of the cost of living crisis, outsourced migrant cleaners from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) working at Vodafone HQ launch a campaign for fair pay and proper sick pay, following years of chronic overwork and victimisation. Several cleaners have faced harassment from management and disciplinary action from subcontractor Mitie