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.

New office move completed!

The IWGB has moved into a new office! You can now find us at 12-20 Baron Street, Angel N1 9LL, just 2 minutes walk from Angel tube station. While we’re … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sign the petition to stop HEE cuts!

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Response from IWGB General Secretary re IWGB Courier Tribunal

Dear Becca Lou, I have read with interest your blog post entitled “Bonus or Guarantee?” (  This is now the second post you have written about the IWGB Courier Tribunal, … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deliveroo under fire for ‘unenforceable’ contract clauses divesting workers of ‘established employment rights’

Delivery firm ‘asks couriers to sign contract agreeing not to bring tribunals’ by Marianne Calnan   25 Jul 2016 Read the original article here  Deliveroo under fire for ‘unenforceable’ clauses as … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Workers’ Disenfranchisment leading to cracks in the gig-economy : the Courier Tribunals in the Observer

read the original article here ‘Love the job, hate the way we’re treated’: life on the frontline of UK’s delivery army When London bicycle courier Andrew Boxer rides over Blackfriars … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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