United Kingdom - Union loses high court case against Deliveroo - December 31, 2018

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) lost a case in high court with which they wanted to overturn an earlier court ruling that stated Deliveroo riders were not in an “employment relationship” in the context of European human rights law but self-employed. The union, on the contrary, believes that Deliveroo is an employer and that company had to fulfil the responsibilities that comes with being an employer. According to the union, that is going to appeal the ruling of the high council, the Deliveroo workers should be entitled to basic worker rights, as well as to the ability to be represented by trade unions to negotiate pay and terms and conditions.

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