JOB OPPORTUNITY - Deliveroo Organiser (x2)

Sebastien Flais

4 July 2019

The IWGB is excited to announce two new positions for organising Deliveroo workers in London full time (37.5 hours per week) for one year (ideally to be renewed though depending on availability of funding). Pay is London Living Wage plus £1 per hour (currently £11.55 per hour) with good terms and conditions.

We have been organising Deliveroo workers since 2016, when we took part in protests over pay in London and took out an ongoing court case against Deliveroo. There is no bigger name in the food delivery section of the so-called “gig economy” but the company continues to deny drivers rights, meaning workers fend for themselves under poor pay and working conditions.

The roles will be part of a joint project between the IWGB union and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) who is working in coordination with several other unions, to recruit, organise and grow the membership of Deliveroo Riders globally and improve pay and conditions of platform workers.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit Deliveroo food delivery workers in London
  • Organise campaigns to improve pay, terms and conditions for Deliveroo workers
  • Work with the IWGB Couriers and Logistics branch to set demands and co-ordinate London Deliveroo workers
  • Work closely with the IWGB’s Press Officer, especially writing press releases and coordinating online campaigns
  • Increase the IWGB’s presence online, creating YouTube videos and using social media to organise Deliveroo workers

Person Specification

  • Fluent in Portuguese (desirable)
  • Previous organising or campaigning experience
  • Strong social media skills, especially live videos
  • Grasp the IWGB’s approach and be personally committed to social justice and the improvement of working conditions.

Anyone interested should send any queries or their CV and cover letter to sebastienflais@iwgb.co.uk before 24th July at noon (12pm)