IWGB has been in the press a lot due to the release of the Taylor Review (Good Work: The Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices). We’ve got some opinions about it, to say the least! Here is just some of the press coverage from the last few days!

The Daily Mail, surprisingly, took a dim view of our participation in the debate:

÷BBC and Sky News presented members of the hard-Left Independent Workers Union of Great Britain as ordinary workers in coverage of the review yesterday.

Ben Geraghty appeared on Sky with the caption ‘Deliveroo driver’. He was described as an IWGB organiser when he wrote for the Financial Times in 2016.

The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme spoke to Megan Brown, a ‘courier for a food delivery company’. She was described as chairman of the courier branch of the IWGB by Buzzfeed in May.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4687412/Middle-class-families-told-not-cash.html

They aren’t “ordinary workers”, they are extraordinary workers!

On Deliveroo investor and panel member Greg Marsh:

https://www.ft.com/content/95392a68-6596-11e7-8526-7b38dcaef614

http://uk.businessinsider.com/onefinestay-founder-greg-marsh-deliveroo-investor-gig-economy-2017-7

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/matthew-taylor-report-unions-slam-review-which-spectacularly-fails-a7835191.html

https://leftfootforward.org/2017/07/we-need-a-review-into-the-gig-economy-led-by-the-workers-themselves/

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/11/may-relaunches-premiership-with-new-protections-for-gig-economy-workers

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/government-review-into-gig-economy-employment-rights-branded-feeble-35912359.html

http://www.alphr.com/politics/1006279/taylor-report-calls-for-protections-for-gig-economy-workers

http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/matthew-taylor-review-union-leaders-disappointed-by-missed-opportunity-1-5100574

https://www.digitallook.com/news/general-news/report-into-uk-gig-economy-slammed-as-wasted-opportunity–2763199.html

Other reactions with IWGB comments:

https://www.ft.com/content/89fd7738-658e-11e7-8526-7b38dcaef614

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/taylor-review-gig-economy-workers_uk_5963692be4b0d5b458ebc1e5

https://www.metro.news/gig-economy-firms-let-off-in-shake-up/670627/

http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/15400874.Gig_economy_firms_being____let_off_the_hook_____unions_claim_ahead_of_new_report/

http://clicklancashire.com/2017/07/11/gig-economy-firms-let-off-in-shake-up.html

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/gig-economy-workers-set-down-13309203

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/15400874.Gig_economy_firms_being____let_off_the_hook_____unions_claim_ahead_of_new_report/

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/gig-economy-firms-being-let-off-the-hook-unions-claim-ahead-of-new-report-11364194777061

On Deliveroo’s claims earlier this week:

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c0fd-Deliveroo-legislation-plea-is-a-bogus-excuse-for-inaction,-say-unions#.WWXIVumQw2w

http://thenational.scot/business/15398253.Deliveroo_calls_for_work_law_changes/

On Jason’s appearance at the Resolution Foundation:

http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2017/07/resolution-foundation-sets-out-its-nmw-proposal

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who was running around town the last few days, going from television channel to television channel, from radio to radio!

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