Keep Striking for higher pay

Friday, 1st February 2019
Assemble 6pm at
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Deliveroo couriers in Bristol will be taking strike action over low pay, unpaid work and a change in their booking system.

The Bristol Couriers Network will be striking for a range of demands. In particular they’ll be striking for:

  • £5 per drop
  • Paid waiting times of £10/hr, 17p/minute
  • Extra distance payment £1/mile
  • Recruitment freeze

So far strikes in Bristol have won:

  • 5 weeks of higher boosts
  • A meeting with the head of Rider Operations
  • Support from Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees
  • An agreement from the Bristol Mayor that moped couriers would not be fined for the use of loading bays when picking up and delivering
  • No victimisation
  • Agreement from Deliveroo that they will: work on allowing customers to tip after delivery, allow couriers to immediately see the second order address, work with the council to stop moped couriers paying fines for use of loading bays.

Please join them. Bring noise, TU banners and plenty of solidarity!

More information about the dispute can be found at Bristol Couriers’ demands

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Well done Fast Food Shutdown

Well done Fast Food Shutdown

Bristol Trades Union Council congratulates Bristol’s Food Delivery Couriers for their successful strike on 4th October 2018 with hundreds rallying outside Bristol’s premier McDonalds outlet in Broadmead.

Flags and banners were flown including those from Unite, PCS, the IWW and a number of hand made banners and posters calling for a minimum of £5 per drop.

Protest songs were sung and messages of solidarity were listened to including one from an executive member of Bristol Trades Union Council.

RMT members sang “I’d rather be a picket than a scab” whilst strikers remonstrated with those still working.

After the rally there was a “motorcade” around the city centre led by couriers on their mopeds, followed by more couriers on bicycles and in the rear their supporters walking at a fairly brisk pace to keep up.

 

And the photos are below

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