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.

CLB Victory over Mach1!

BREAKING NEWS!!! After negotiations with Mach1, Union membership have accepted an offer of a pay rise, which will bring Mach1 riders into the region of earning the London Living Wage … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

IWGB Radio Podcast – July 2016

Youtube Soundcloud July 2016 podcast from the IWGB (30mins): In this programme we hear from new trustee, Andrew Hillier QC, a legal big-hitter in the employment law sector. We also … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

BREAKING: New Living Wage campaign launches against Mach 1 conglomerate firm

Following a second round of negotiations the Chair of the IWGB Couriers and Logistics Branch wrote to Mach 1 bosses informing them that Mach 1’s efforts to mollify their riders had … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy

Drivers, couriers, cleaners and handymen are now at your beck and call thanks to a host of apps. But what’s it like to earn your living waiting for someone else … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cycle couriers take on the big boys in battle for living wage

Toxic. That’s the word bicycle courier Maggie Dewhurst uses to describe the state of affairs which gives her all the obligations of an employee but none of the rights. Dewhurst … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

IWGB podcast en español

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Courier Tribunal Questions Answered

What your courier company wants to keep a secret: the alternatives to being an “Independent Contractor” and what benefits you’ve been missing all these years as a courier, explained below….. … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

2nd IWGB radio podcast now available

IWGB RADIO: E-Courier Victory, IWGB Charity and News from the Union 26/04/2016 Soundcloud – Youtube –

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Massive BBC coverage of Couriers’ ET

The BBC have really picked up on the employment tribunal claim by 4 IWGB couriers! Radio 5 on Couriers – 22 April (hour 2, minute 48) Radio 4 on Couriers … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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