GMB Union To Launch Legal Action Against Bolt

GMB Union has announced it will launch legal action against the platform-based private hire firm Bolt.  Proceedings will be lodged with the Employment Tribunal in London on behalf of drivers over their classification as self-employed workers.  According to GMB, Bolt continues to use a bogus self-employment model, denying drivers sick pay, pension rights and other […]

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 […]

Yodel Workers Set To Strike

The GMB union said around 250 drivers at delivery giant Yodel have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.  Interestingly, one reason they are planning a strike is due to agency workers being paid more than drivers employed directly by the company – perhaps a sign of the times with businesses […]

Uber Recognises GMB Union in Historic Deal

GMB union and Uber have announced a historic trade union recognition deal, meaning that GMB will be able to represent up to 70,000 drivers across the UK. Drivers will retain the freedom to choose if, when and where they drive whilst also having the choice to be represented by GMB.  This builds on changes made […]