The IWGB report that supporters of the Brighton Deliveroo workers have been emailing in in support of their demands, and encourage anyone who feels like it to join in. To add your support, email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, and cc in the IWGB address at firstname.lastname@example.org so the workers involved can see the level of support they have. Please encourage any unions or other groups you might be a member of to send a quick email about the dispute.
A few quick templates you can copy and send:
“We support fair pay for everybody. Accordingly we fully support the campaign by Deliveroo workers, organised in the IWGB trade union, for £5 per delivery.
While pleased that Deliveroo has agreed to the freeze on recruitment requested by the union, to enable workers to be able to have sufficient deliveries to earn a living wage, we urge Deliveroo to agree to its workers’ reasonable demand for the rate of £5 per delivery.
We look forward to hearing that Deliveroo has agreed to fair pay for all its workers.
“We fully support the campaign by Deliveroo Workers organised in the IWGB for £5 per delivery. We also support the demand for a freeze on recruitment to enable workers to be
able to have sufficient deliveries to earn a living wage.”
“I write with concern about the dispute with your drivers over employment status and their poor treatment and terms and conditions of “employment”.
You are exploiting your workers by defining them as self-employed, whilst their status is clearly employment based given that you define the working hours, manage the work undertaken and provide uniform. It will no doubt be the decision of an Employment Tribunal to define your staff as workers and not contractors, this is inevitable given recent other case law judgments.
In the meantime, you have the opportunity to correct this and to do the right thing. Until this does happen I will ensure that as many people as possible are made aware of your exploitation of workers in the name of your brand which will no doubt damage your reputation.
I fully support the campaign by Deliveroo Workers organised in the IWGB for £5 per delivery. I also support the demand and a freeze on recruitment to enable workers to be able to have sufficient deliveries to earn a living wage.