couriersYou might have seen in the papers that IWGB couriers have begun a legal bid to earn the minimum wage and the right to holidays and sick pay.

This is a ground-breaking case, and there has already been masses of press coverage, including in the Evening Standard and today’s Guardian.

If you want to donate to help fund these cases please visit the CrowdJustice site here, or contact office@iwgb.org.uk.

Test cases against London’s four main courier firms will try to end “meagre” pay of as little as £2 per job.

The capital’s “several hundred” bike couriers are usually hired as “independent contractors”, depriving them of many employment rights and meaning some can earn less than the equivalent of the £7.20-per-hour minimum wage.

Couriers Chris Gascoigne, Demille Flanore, Andrew Boxer and Maggie Dewhurst have lodged employment tribunal claims against their respective firms — Addison Lee, eCourier, Excel Group Services and CitySprint.

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