Workers in Six Counties go on Strike

Belfast phone app delivery drivers are staging a walkout on Wednesday over pay and conditions.

Staff working for high profile firms Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats will down tools for six hours amid claims they are seeing their income fall thanks to changes in pay structures and rising fuel costs.

The industrial action is being organised by the App Drivers and Couriers Union, or ADCU, and comes amid a cost of living crisis affecting workers across countless sectors.

Delivery workers will stage a six-hour work stoppage on Wednesday between 11am and 5pm with a public protest to be held on Boucher Road. The workers are demanding a minimum income guarantee of at least £10 per hour plus operating costs.

The ADCU says workers they represent can earn as little as £100 for a 12 hour shift with fuel and vehicle maintenance to come out of that. As the workers are what the industry calls ‘self employed independent contractors’, they only get paid when they work and do not get sick or holiday pay.

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