Facebook cleaners fight back against overwork and victimisation

Throughout the last few months, cleaners at Facebook’s London offices have been fighting back against an attempt to drastically increase their workload, after the number of floors they had to clean during a shift was doubled with no increase in staffing levels. Now, events have taken a more dramatic turn, as a cleaning supervisor involved

IWGB survey of key workers in courier sector reveals 9 in 10 have been harassed, with BAME workers hardest hit

A survey of 100 couriers conducted by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) highlights endemic harassment and abuse of gig workers. 9 in 10 couriers said they have endured harassment at work, with almost two thirds reporting physical assault. Nearly half (44 percent) of respondents say they are harassed or verbally abused at

IWGB launches #ShameOnOcado campaign as BAME key worker jobs threatened after whistleblowing on outsourcing and poverty pay

Ocado workers represented by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) at the corporation’s West London depot have voted to launch a campaign against Ocado, promising to escalate protests and strike action as long as Ocado refuses to engage. Kwadwo Kyerewaa from BLMUK, Black Lives Matter UK, says: “BLM UK strongly supports the under-paid

Drivers and couriers vow to escalate after protest at Uber HQ over unfair sacking of 200 key workers

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. A motorcade of cars, bicycles

12 years on: SOAS Justice for Workers commemorates 9 cleaning staff targeted in on-campus immigration raid

Every year, 12th June is commemorated by Justice for Workers (J4W) – a campaign started in 2006 by majority Latin American cleaning staff at School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) to fight for the fair working conditions of all workers at the university. The cleaning team were called into SOAS under the pretence of