UK Food Delivery Workers Strike for Better Wages and Working Conditions on Valentine’s Day

2024-02-14 12:42:09

London ∙ Thousands of Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat across the UK have gone on strike on Valentine’s Day. The workers went on strike demanding better wages and working conditions. Today’s strike was organized by delivery workers’ group ‘Delivery Job UK’, which claims to have more than 3,000 members in London and other cities.

Most of the members are Brazilians who have come to the UK for various jobs. The group hopes that the strike will bring attention to the low wages and unsafe conditions faced by the workers. App-based delivery workers are generally classified as self-employed contractors. So most employers are unwilling to pay them the statutory minimum wage of £10.42 an hour (£11.44 an hour from April). This is because they are not legally obliged to pay the UK minimum wage. A November Supreme Court ruling confirmed that delivery riders do not fall under the category of workers.

English Summary:

UK’s Food Delivery Drivers To Go On Strike On Valentine’s Day.

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