The IWGB is planning a big precarious labour bonanza march through central London in September!
On the 27th of September Uber will be appealing last year’s Employment Tribunal decision which awarded ‘worker’ status to Uber drivers. The lead claimants in this case are members of the IWGB. We are going to march through central London to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in support of our members and all Uber drivers, and to show ‘gig economy’ bosses, the courts and the British public that we will not lie down as our employment rights are taken away!
On the same day at the University of London security officers, porters and postroom staff will be staging their next strike action – and the march will culminate back on the picket line at the University!
Expect music, dancing, shouting, banners, workers and supporters.
All forms of precarious labour – Deliveroo drivers, outsourced cleaners, researchers, those on zero-hour contracts, foster carers – are invited to come out and unite for Precarious Labour Strikes Back!
A recent report estimated that up to 10 million Britons are in insecure work. The way that ‘gig economy’ companies like Uber and Deliveroo withold employment rights from their workers is only one part of this. More and more of us find ourselves with little to no employment protections and lower real wages: uniting behind Uber drivers is a way of strengthening the fight back!