United Kingdom - No bargaining rights for Deliveroo workers? - November 30, 2017

The Central Arbitration Committee, a body that resolves worker disputes, said in a key legal ruling that the food delivery Deliveroo riders were self-employed contractors as they had the right to allocate a substitute to do the work for them. By law, anyone with the right to do this is classed as self-employed, and self-employed workers aren’t entitled to collective bargaining rights. As a consequence, riders are not entitled to basic employment rights because they are not ‘workers’. The case was brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) to force the firm to accept the collective bargaining rights of its members.

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