Self-Employed Delivery Drivers Sue Royal Mail

Royal Mail is being sued for classifying Parcelforce (a Royal Mail subsidiary) delivery drivers as self-employed when they should in fact be workers.  Marc Francis, one of the claimants in the case, said that after 10 years of working for Parcelforce he has “had enough”. Despite being classed as self-employed, owner drivers do not have […]

Gig Economy: App Error Causes Couriers To Be Fired

Couriers who deliver food and drink for Just Eat have been fired after being mislocated by the GPS system or deviating from impossible or dangerous routes.  The drivers worked for Stuart, a company that supplies drivers to some of the biggest restaurant and retail names in the UK, and were sacked via email. The Independent Workers […]

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 […]