Thursday 24 June 2021 / 2:55 PM Andy McDonald / Employment

Andy McDonald responds to the Court of Appeal ruling that riders for food delivery platform Deliveroo are self-employed

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, responding to the Court of Appeal ruling that riders for food delivery platform Deliveroo are self-employed, said:

“This ruling is devastating for Deliveroo drivers, who have worked on the frontline throughout the pandemic but have had no choice other than fight through the courts for basic rights and protections.

“Millions of people in the gig economy are in fragile and insecure work with one-sided flexibility, which is bad for those workers, bad for the economy, and, as we’ve seen from this pandemic, a disaster for public health.

“All working people should have full employment rights, protected by the law. This case underlines the urgent need for the Government to outlaw the exploitative employment practices used by Deliveroo and bring security to all workers, as well as the importance of organising in trade unions.”