United Kingdom - Deliveroo riders Manchester on strike in demand of fair pay - February 28, 2019

Deliveroo riders from Manchester went on a 4-hour strike today protest against cuts to pay and poor working conditions. Similar protests were also held on Thursday in Bristol and Bournemouth. The Deliveroo riders are demanding a minimum payment of 5 pounds per delivery and 8 pounds for a double order, a 1 pound payment for every additional mile travelled no deliveries outside Manchester city centre and for motorbike riders to be given the same access to orders as cyclists. The riders state that they need this money to cover the cost of living and to provide for accidents and illnesses. IWW Global Union that represents the drivers says that riders around the UK have seen their pay cut in recent months and are increasingly being forced to deliver outside of zones for even less money.

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