UPDATE 13 SEPT 2016 from IWGB: “The awful situation with UberEats pertains to one of their drivers Imran Siddiqui whose account was deactivated, we believe, as a result of protest. He noticed his account was deactivated around lunchtime Friday 26th August (strike day), and has not yet been able to log back in. We call for his immediate reactivation and reinstatement. We believe this is a suspension or sacking without due process, notice or procedure. It is appalling that UberEats can block someone’s means of income at a flick of a switch!” from IWGB (more…)
from United Voices of the World the union
UberEATS COURIERS STRIKE FOR LONDON LIVING WAGE Friday 26 August
#UberEATSstrike rally Friday at 14:30 at Black Swan Yard SE1, in South London
– Couriers strike on Friday to demand London Living Wage of £9.40 per hour plus costs.
– Workers say they cannot live off ‘poverty wages’, and call for an end to considerable disparities in pay for peak and off-peak pay.
– Rates have been cut from £20 per hour in June to £3.30 per delivery or less on a commission-only basis during off-peak hours.
– Drivers will rally on Friday at 14:30 at Black Swan Yard SE1, in South London. (more…)
It is not clear if the differences of opinion have been meaningfully resolved. There will be a trial run of the new arrangements until 14th September when Deliveroo will meet again with workers to assess the month’s pay. Issues about sick pay and holidays are still to be discussed. More info ASAP
From 8am 21 July Food not Bosses Solidarity breakfast with striking cleaners demanding the #livingwage at 100 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AN. “The cleaners at 100 Wood Street have been on all out strike since 8th June 2016, so Food not Bosses will fall on their 44th day of their all out strike…” (more…)
A nightmare sang in Berkeley Square
What we need for June 14th is something their marquees and security guards can’t block out – NOISE – all afternoon- vuvuzelas. klaxons, drums, air horns, megaphones, bells… anything loud and discordant. Like Kenny Loggins…
This is a call-out for anyone who can make noise from 1pm on 14 June 2016 at Berkeley Square, London W1J. We really need some 12 volt sound systems to make some proper noise, just turn up, bring the noiz!
Remember the CIA drug-dealing Panamanian president Noriega the US Army flushed out by playing very loud music non-stop for days in 1989 – they’ll be begging for mercy by 5pm on June 14th – staggering pitifully with bleeding ears, to our laughter and contempt. Think original but any BIG BIG Noise! (more…)
Photos, video clips and reports from Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Loughborough, Plymouth. We’re still waiting for late results! Well done to every one involved, the struggle continues… (more…)