gig economy

‘No Money, No Food!’ London UberEats workers on strike

The largest ever UberEats strike shuts down East London. This article was first published by Notes from Below.

IWW Couriers Network: Our Network, Our Struggle

Only 7 months on from a meeting between a couple of disgruntled couriers in a dingy pub in Cardiff the IWW Couriers Network is growing across the UK and Ireland.

Underemployment, casualisation and the future of work

Employment numbers are up

There has been, for a number of years, in the UK, a growth in the use of zero-hours contracts, mostly in the so called "gig" economy but also in other sectors such as cleaning, hospitality. This article describes some of the tactics being used by bosses to increase their control and power of the workers and to weaken the ability of workers to organise and act to improve their position.

IWW Courier Network Cymru Bulletin

A bulletin produced by UberEats and Deliveroo workers with the IWW Couriers Network Cymru. First hosted on Notes From Below.

Gig economy strike and the Bologna Riders Union

Riders for a range of food delivery apps in Bologna have taken strike action over poor wages and working conditions, setting up the Bologna Riders' Union.

Global Deliveroo strikes

Striking Deliveroo workers in Hong Kong.

Over the last couple of weeks, Deliveroo have been hit by a series of strikes and occupations all over the world: from Hong Kong to Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. Meanwhile, in Shanghai, the first union for online food deliverers has been formed.

IWW Cymru joins forces with the Couriers Network Cymru

The Welsh branch of the IWW have teamed up with the Couriers Network Cymru to help fight for better conditions across the industry.

外卖小哥好欺负?全欧洲的送餐员已经联合起来了!

Mass strike of precarious couriers, Milan 2017. Credit: Deliveroo Strike Raiders

外卖骑手的斗争精神在这场横跨欧洲的罢工中被解放出来,本应弱小、无力的工人,如今用激进、直接的行动表达着他们对资本的敌意。

Uber drivers in Kenya on indefinite strike

Drivers on strike

Drivers for Uber, Taxify, Little and Mondo-Ride have been on indefinite strike since 11th September over working conditions and high commission rates.

Uber drivers strike in Indonesia

Mass meeting of striking Uber drivers in Jakarta (image via PPAS Jakarta)

Hundreds of Uber drivers have been on strike in Indonesia in a dispute over what they describe as “modern slavery” practices by the firm.