If I could change anything about my job it would be everything. Higher pay, an hourly living wage and pay per delivery. Organisational structure which involves actually working with or for other people, as opposed to an algorithm.
To be honest, you need to work, so I’m working. I have to work. I have to do my job. I know it’s unsafe or maybe it’s very difficult, but I have to do it.
Amine, Algerian app-based courier, Interview, 1 December 2020
FLEX statement, September 2021
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This month the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) celebrates its five-year anniversary.
I have suffered chemical abrasion on the hands, inhalation of toxic fumes such as phosphoric acid, falls, bruises and injuries due to lack of safety materials, weeks of working six days and 13 uninterrupted hours due to “work circumstances”.
To commemorate International Domestic Workers’ Day, Avril Sharp from Kalayaan and Marissa Begonia from the Voice of Domestic Workers discuss the significance of this date for domestic workers, and explain why the UK must restore rights under the UK Overseas Domestic Workers visa if it wants to prevent modern slavery.
In imposing a digital-only immigration status, the Home Office has rolled out an untested experiment on millions of Europeans living in the UK. Now many are locked out of accounts and anxiously awaiting decisions. Employers are growing impatient and people fear for their jobs.
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