I’m backing Just Eat and Deliveroo delivery drivers in Sheffield to ensure they can secure workers’ rights, including job security, better pay, including holiday and sick pay and other employment rights.
Many delivery drivers are being told to move their terms and conditions from their current delivery contractor Stuart to Scoober in January 2022, which could result in hundreds of job losses in the city.
Delivery drivers from Just Eat and Deliveroo are asking for workers’ rights, such as those that were secured by Uber drivers earlier this year, pension, holiday pay and minimum wage and support to transition to the use of electric vehicles.
Analysis by the Labour Party shows that millions of workers across a range of industries are without access to rights and protections at work. Louise Haigh and the Labour Party are calling for the creation of a single status of workers for all with full employment rights and protections from day one.
It’s appalling how Just Eat and Deliveroo delivery drivers are being treated, many have had their accounts deactivated without notice, effectively terminating their employment overnight and often they are paid less than minimum wage.
There has been some positive step in providing workers with rights and some are now receiving some measure of sick pay and holiday pay, but this is not universal for all employees.
I’ll always fight for the rights of workers and do what I can to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect at work.
Alex Marshall, IWGB president and former courier:
“Food delivery couriers in Sheffield have provided a vital service throughout the pandemic and while they have been applauded by the public, the companies they work for have been conspiring to drive down their pay and further deteriorate working conditions.
“However, these key worker couriers will not take this lying down-they have unionised with the IWGB and are ready to fight for their jobs. Just Eat and Deliveroo should be ashamed of themselves for mistreating these heroes and we will make sure they regret even thinking about slashing these workers’ livelihoods.”