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 City Sprint’s high profile clients, as part of their campaign to raise the rates of pay for the company’s riders nationwide.
Riders will set off at 8am from the IWGB headquarters (80 Lambs Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3LZ) heading towards a mystery City Sprint client. The client is a Living Wage accredited firm, and will remain unnamed until the couriers’ arrival. The protest will be a flash, indoor occupation, and, like previous demonstrations held at Google and Linklaters’ London headquarters, it will be focussed on the exploitative rates the organisation pays its workers.
Maggie Dewhurst, chair of the Courier and Logistics Branch of the IWGB stated:
“We continue to target CitySprint and their clients, as they are complicit in the suppression of couriers’ wages – both at CitySprint and across the capital…Companies who carry the ethical badge of Living Wage accreditation should be making sure that the couriers who do their deliveries are fairly paid.”
The Courier’s and Logistics branch of the IWGB is the one of the only couriers unions in the UK, and City Sprint have been the target of their campaign to win riders the London Living Wage since May 2015. City Sprint, the UK’s leading same day dispatch company, have neglected to raise their rates of pay for their workers for over 15 years, leaving couriers increasingly out of pocket and earning as little as £2.00 per delivery.
Couriers and Logistics branch email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/750797281713028/
IWGB headquarters email: email@example.com
IWGB Phone: 02072428044