Controversial Union Recognition Deal at Deliveroo

GMB and Deliveroo have agreed a union recognition deal to represent Deliveroo’s 90k UK self-employed riders that work for the food delivery app.  This means that GMB members “will have rights to collective bargaining on pay”, a condition which was excluded from the GMB’s deal with Uber last year.  However, other key aspects of collective […]

Gig Economy Workers Are Happier Than Employees

Gig economy workers are more likely than the general workforce to be happy with the flexibility, control, training, and earnings their work gives them, according to a report just published by the Social Market Foundation. The project was sponsored by Deliveroo, which signed a legal contract with the SMF ensuring the think-tank’s complete independence over […]

Deliveroo Riders Are Self-Employed

Deliveroo has won the latest battle in the long-running dispute over the employment status of it’s riders.  The takeaway delivery app has always claimed that their delivery riders are self-employed and the Court of Appeal have confirmed this is the case, despite claims that the riders are actually “workers” who should receive certain statutory rights. […]

Deliveroo Riders Go On Strike

UK Deliveroo riders are refusing to work as part of a pay and conditions protest, hours after unconditional trading in the company’s shares began following last week’s troubled flotation. More than 200 Deliveroo riders couriers joined a demonstration in London yesterday, riding their bicycles and mopeds from the Deliveroo HQ in central London, according to […]

Gig Economy Business Deliveroo Is An “Investment Risk”

Food delivery business Deliveroo is set to list its shares in April, but Aviva Investors has said it will not invest in Deliveroo because of concerns that their delivery riders do not receive the minimum wage, sick leave or holiday due to being self-employed.  David Cumming, chief investment officer at Aviva, told the BBC’s Today […]