UBER-EATS: STOP VICTIMISING YOUR WORKERS - reinstate Imran Siddiqui NOW!!!
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LONDON: Uber-Eats is a household name but the exploitative, sweatshop underbelly of the app-based service is now coming to light. Uber-Eats is ruthless, cut-throat, and victimises its workers for speaking out about maltreatment.
Following the recent cuts to promotional offers that attracted many couriers to work for UBER-EATS, drivers are now seeing drastic reductions in their wages, with many averaging below the national minimum wage even before the costs and expenses incurred on the job. Uber-Eats has blamed the workers themselves for their low-earnings, shirking the idea that rock-bottom rates has anything to do with it. Uber-Eats exploits a legal loophole by employing their couriers as independent contractors so they can dodge minimum wage requirements as well as divest their workers of a string employment protections including protection from unfair dismissal.
Uber-Eats couriers went on all-out strike against poverty-wages on Friday 28 August 2016 and are promising no end to protest actions until Uber-Eats agrees to pay the London Living Wage for the hours they are available for work.
Rather than seeking to resolve the issue, Uber-Eats decided to 'deactivate' a.k.a. sack Imran Siddiqui, a lead activist in the Living Wage campaign, without any notification or cause. Imran invested in his motorbike, clothing, mobile data plan and insurance to be able to work for Uber-Eats, only to be dismissed for exercising his right to protest. This stroke of retaliatory victimisation has backfired and the public is getting behind Imran to demand Uber-Eats formally apologise and immediately reinstate him.
Following that, we are calling for Uber-Eats clean up the mess they have made and pay the London Living Wage to their couriers.
UBER-EATS: REINSTATE IMRAN SIDDIQUI IMMEDIATELY AND PAY THE LONDON LIVING WAGE NOW!!!
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