TWU campaigns for rights for gig economy workers

The Transport Workers’ Union joined the ACTU, Victorian Trades Hall and Unions NSW on January 31 to launch a campaign for the rights of food delivery riders.

The campaign called for urgent regulation of the industry after a survey showed three quarters of food delivery riders are paid below the minimum award wage and have no sick leave.

TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon said: “Wealthy companies are engaging in wage theft, ripping workers off, leaving them without compensation when they get injured and not paying superannuation.

"These riders are crying out for guaranteed hours, fair rates of pay, rain gear, work cover, sick pay and insurance for their bikes.”

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