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 Workers Not Told They’re Covering Royal Mail Strikes

Royal Mail has attempted to use gig workers hired via the platform Ryde to provide cover for their striking staff – but according to one such worker they weren’t told anything about the industrial action.  Bryn Atkinson said: “Today I could have done other work, but I’ve been hired through the Ryde app that says […]