London couriers win pay rise through the threat of direct action

Couriers organising through the IWGB Couriers and Logistics Branch, who’ve recently won an increase at CitySprint, were planning a protest for Wednesday morning highlighting the low wages paid by E-Courier. That’s now been called off, as they report that a branch meeting has voted to accept an increased pay offer:

By the Unions calculations this package will bring e-couriers into Living Wage territory, as well as addressing the costs currently incurred by riders to keep pedalling each day. The package includes an additional 20p per docket on top of 20p increase from last month, plus an increase in weekly bonus cap, free uniforms, and 10p per mile compensation for costs. This amounts to a nearly 30% pay rise and is a major VICTORY for Couriers who have took a stand against exploitation! We are celebrating E-Courier’s choice to better the lives of their fleet (although it took more than a little nudging to provoke it!). We will be keeping close tabs on the implementation of these changes to make sure every penny promised will be payed to the couriers- please note however that Wednesday’s protest is CANCELLED- and for E-Couriers: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PAYRISE!!!

When we organise, and take bold, imaginative action, we can win. Congratulations to the E-Couriers riders.

IWGB Couriers celebrating their pay rise

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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2 Responses to London couriers win pay rise through the threat of direct action

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