Union Calls For Judicial Review Over “Workers” of Deliveroo

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A union is asking for a judicial review of a decision that riders of Deliveroo are not considered as workers.

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) represents several dozen drivers for the food delivery app. The union is seeking to challenge a decision that was made by the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) which declared a ruling last year that they are not workers.

As a result of the decision of the CAC, the drivers of Deliveroo could not be granted the collective bargaining rights that they had attempted to fight for better working conditions.

The union claims that the CAC has interpreted the law incorrectly. Today, it has applied to the High Court to examine the said decision, which was welcomed by Deliveroo as a time as of triumph for the gig economy.

Jason Moyer-Lee, the general secretary of the IWGB, stated: “The IWGB will not stand by idly while Deliveroo continues to deprive its workers of their rights because they successfully gamed the system, won on a technicality and benefited from a legally questionable tribunal decision.

“This judicial review is about rectifying the situation and forcing Deliveroo to treat its riders as the workers they are.”