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Workers to face Deliveroo in court in claim their human rights are being breached

WORKERS will face delivery company Deliveroo in court from tomorrow to claim that their human rights are being breached.

The riders, who are Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) members, will be appearing at the High Court tomorrow and Thursday.

They will argue that denying them the right to collectively bargain breaches the European Convention of Human Rights (EHCR), which guarantees the freedom to join a union as a human right.

If their case is successful, it would overturn an earlier decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) that Deliveroo drivers were not entitled to collective bargaining rights.

The decision is expected to have far-reaching consequences for the gig economy.

IWGB general secretary Dr Jason Moyer-Lee said: “At stake in this case is not just the basic employment rights of Deliveroo riders, but their fundamental human rights to organise within a trade union and collectively bargain to improve their lot.”

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