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Sheffield trade unionists rally behind delivery workers striking against pay cuts

TRADE unionists in Sheffield are rallying behind food delivery couriers set to resume their strike against pay cuts today.

The workers, employed by Stuart Delivery and who deliver for Just Eat, are striking against a recent pay cut which reduced the minimum payment for a delivery to just £3.40.

They instead want a £6 delivery-payment, reimbursement for “waiting times,” and an end to a range of injustices, including termination without notification or right of appeal.

The couriers are also demanding recognition of their union IWGB, so that negotiations on their demands can take place properly.

They suspended their strike action over Christmas and the new year to give the employer a chance to respond to their demand that wage cuts be abandoned.

Sheffield TUC secretary Martin Mayer said: “The strikes will once again target Sheffield McDonald’s outlets — one of Just Eat’s biggest customers. 

“Sheffield trade union supporters and students will join the pickets in solidarity and make a big public display to highlight the couriers’ demands.”

The couriers are stopping work every day from 5pm to 8pm and are picketing outlets such as McDonald’s.

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