Gophr has become the first courier company in the UK to guarantee riders the London Living Wage plus reasonable costs following a campaign by the Independent Worker’s Union of Great Britain (IWGB).

The company signed the IWGB’s ethical practice charter, pledging to pay it workers £11.10 per hour, factoring in costs such as bicycle maintenance and sick pay, on top of the London Living Wage. The commitment won bipartisan support, from Green Party Mayoral candidate Sian Berry and the current London Mayor, Boris Johnson.

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