Organise with the private hire drivers branch
Our United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD) branch are looking for volunteers to help out with their upcoming organising drive!
UPHD represent drivers working for companies such as Uber, Bolt, Kapten, Addison Lee and many more. They are currently running a campaign in London against regressive taxation on minicab drivers by Transport for London, and are preparing for other campaigns across the country. If you are up for helping out, they need people to join their weekly phone-banking sessions and also to speak to any private hire drivers you see out and about.
If you are interested, join the WhatsApp group here for more information: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Gg8WLee0p5WJGgVez7KidD
Casework and campaigns with the couriers branch
The Couriers Branch is looking for volunteers to help with casework and campaigns. Couriers like Deliveroo riders are especially vulnerable right now, eligible for no employment benefits and at risk of having their contract terminated any day for no reason, having worked throughout the pandemic as key workers.
Through casework we can assist members with daily problems and provide some of the support they lack on the job. It’s through campaigning that we aim to change the way the companies operate to make things fairer for couriers. If you are interested in being part of this important work to transform the gig economy, please get in touch with Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07565683705. Let us know how much time you’re able to give and if you have any relevant experience, e.g. in organising, casework, social media, phone calls, written communication, legal knowledge, etc. Thanks!