High Court Judge overturns previous decision and grants IWGB permission to proceed with Deliveroo challenge

IWGB Archives

30 July 2018

  • High Court Judge confirms that IWGB have an arguable human rights case against Deliveroo
  • IWGB to continue challenge to Deliveroo at Judicial Review

Today a High Court Judge, Justice Simler, has overturned a previous High Court Judge’s decision and granted permission for the IWGB to proceed with its collective bargaining case against Deliveroo. A full judicial review before a High Court Judge will soon be listed for 1.5 days. If successful, the judicial review will overturn the decision of the Central Arbitration Committee that Deliveroo Riders are not entitled to collective bargaining. The IWGB was granted permission on the basis of it’s human rights argument to the effect that Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights means the British collective bargaining laws need to be applied in a way which covers Deliveroo Riders. If won, the case will have massive ramifications for the so-called ‘gig-economy’ and human rights in the UK.

Dr. Jason Moyer-Lee, General Secretary said:

“What’s happened today, is this case has become not just an employment rights issue, but rather a matter of fundamental human rights. Deliveroo should take a serious look at itself and ask itself whether it really wants to save a bit of money at the expense of the Human Rights of the individuals who make their business a success.”