Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is a worker-run union organising the unorganised, the abandoned and the betrayed.

IWGB President interviewed by HispanTV on new strike laws

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January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Financial Times reports on the IWGB Couriers Campaign

First came the fax, then file sharing and email attachments. For cycle couriers, digital disruption came in the late 1990s. Carrying documents and data around cities became less profitable as … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON CLEANERS TAKE UK GOVERNMENT TO EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OVER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS

Today, Henry Chango Lopez, an Ecuadorian porter at the University of London, and his union, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), will submit a claim to the European … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Urreste #GoNorbey

In an exciting new development for our union, the IWGB has teamed up with Crowdjustice to raise money for one of our members, Norbey Urreste, to take his former employer to … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

IWGB couriers join Critical Mass ride to protest exploitative wages at City Sprint

27th November 2015, London. Today, the courier’s branch of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will join forces with Critical Mass, a mass monthly London bike ride, as … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gophr it! Courier company pays Living Wage after union campaign

Gophr has become the first courier company in the UK to guarantee riders the London Living Wage plus reasonable costs following a campaign by the Independent Worker’s Union of Great … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

GOPHR BECOMES FIRST UK COURIER COMPANY TO GUARANTEE WORKERS LIVING WAGE

9th October 2015 On Wednesday 16th September, Gophr became the first courier company in the UK to guarantee riders the London Living Wage plus reasonable costs, in response to the … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

IWGB public legal clinics starting soon!

IWGB Legal Department Coordinator Nancy Mukoro will be running free weekly legal clinics from the 15 October. These will consist of 15 minute advice sessions, open to the public, on … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

IWGB COURIERS PROTEST AT CITY SPRINT CLIENT AS BATTLE FOR LIVING WAGE CONTINUES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   18th September 2015, London On Wednesday 23rd September, the Independent Worker’s Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will once again be staging a protest at one of … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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