United Kingdom - Union will go to high court to demand bargaining rights Deliveroo workers - November 30, 2018

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) wants to represent Deliveroo riders to negotiate on issues of pay, hours and holiday. Earlier the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejected union IWGB’s application to represent Deliveroo riders in north London claiming that the riders cannot be classified as workers. The court did not agree with the union’s argument that the law which defines a “worker” must be interpreted in a way that gives effect to riders’ rights to collective bargaining under article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The union claims the CAC should have interpreted “personal service” in a way which does not exclude the right of Deliveroo riders to bargain collectively. The IWGB now goes to high court in an attempt to overturn the ruling which found that the company’s riders were not entitled to collective bargaining rights because they are ‘self-employed’.

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