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Cycle Couriers On Strike Against CitySprint

PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
edited June 2015 in Commuting chat
Went past CitySprint offices this morning and there was a tremendous racket coming from a big crowd of people in front of the building. Turns out all their cycle couriers have gone on strike claiming fair pay/living wage.

After a couple of hours there, they've now gone on a procession of CitySprint's top corporate clients letting them know their grievances as well.

For couriers, they are remarkably organised as a group for once and there is a good turnout. The main aim is to get CitySprint to raise their rates so that the rest of the industry would have to follow.

I would have to say that in general I support them as a lot of courier companies treat their riders/drivers badly, plus wage rates have not gone up in 25 years (whatever anyone says) whilst the amount of work has decreased dramatically.

Some more about it in the link

http://iwgb.org.uk/2015/06/08/press-release-citysprint-pushbike-couriers-stage-day-long-london-living-wage-protest/
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