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DELIVEROO couriers in Manchester will be striking on Valentine’s Day against poor pay and job insecurity, their union announced today.
The couriers, who are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), strike this Thursday in protest at the company’s recent cuts to pay and poor working conditions.
They are demanding a minimum of £5 per delivery and £8 for a double order, £10 an hour while on waiting time, and a minimum of £1 for every additional mile they have to travel.
This strike follows similar workers’ protests in Bristol, Nottingham and London.
Zahid, a Manchester Deliveroo courier, said: “Deliveroo refuses to provide adequate cover for illness incurred on the job, and the money we make per delivery is decreasing at a time when inflation is increasing.
“This must change!”
IWW organiser Andy Nesbitt added: “We call on Deliveroo to listen and act on these demands and to do the right thing by their riders.”
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