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London couriers win pay rise through the threat of direct action

Cautiously pessimistic

Couriers organising through the IWGB Couriers and Logistics Branch, who’ve recently won an increase at CitySprint, were planning a protest for Wednesday morning highlighting the low wages paid by E-Courier. That’s now been called off, as they report that a branch meeting has voted to accept an increased pay offer:

By the Unions calculations this package will bring e-couriers into Living Wage territory, as well as addressing the costs currently incurred by riders to keep pedalling each day. The package includes an additional 20p per docket on top of 20p increase from last month, plus an increase in weekly bonus cap, free uniforms, and 10p per mile compensation for costs. This amounts to a nearly 30% pay rise and is a major VICTORY for Couriers who have took a stand against exploitation! We are celebrating E-Courier’s choice to better the lives of their fleet (although it…

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