IWGB brings landmark case to extend rights of workers in the ‘gig economy’

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We are the leading union for precarious workers. We are migrants, we are the so-called "gig economy", we are foster care workers. We are the IWGB

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The Gig is Up

Workers in the so-called “gig economy” from Uber drivers to Deliveroo couriers are having their minimum wage, holiday pay and other employment rights systematically denied by being bogusly classified as independent contractors.

The IWGB is fighting and winning their rights as workers through campaigns and strategic legal action.

The Gig is up

Justice for Outsourced Workers

Outsourced cleaners, receptionists and security officers suffer from worse pay, terms and conditions than directly employed staff. These workers, who tend to be predominantly migrants, are also more likely to suffer from discrimination and bullying. The IWGB fights to right these wrongs, and where possible, to end outsourcing so that these workers can work directly for the client organisation.

Electrical workers also face insecurity, with agencies giving companies a veil that they can hide behind, avoid responsibility and drive down conditions. Workers face no notice for jobs ending, pay payroll companies just to receive their wages and the trade is being de-skilled. The IWGB wants fair wages, to tackle agencies and an end to unqalified workers on sites

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Foster a brighter future

Foster care workers in the UK have traditionally been denied all employment rights, from minimum wage to holiday pay and whistle-blowing protection. Consequently they have faced years of bullying and harassment on the part of their employers.

The IWGB is fighting in the courts and in Parliament to establish the employment rights of foster care workers and ensure a brighter future for all those in this vital profession.

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The IWGB campaigns for long-lasting change in your workplace. The union creates real collective power among workers to ensure that their employers are held to account

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IWGB reps and the legal team will make sure you are protected at work. Our team handles all kinds of cases, from workplace bullying to illegal deduction of wages... and we win

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All our central union meetings are interpreted in Spanish, and the union supplies London-based English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to all members, that are absolutely free.

Todas nuestras reuniones sindicales centrales son interpretadas en español, y el sindicato ofrece a todos los miembros clases de English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) con sede en Londres, que son absolutamente gratis.


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