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DX prostest after courier sacked

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24 Jun 2019
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GMB, the union for couriers, is staging a protest after DX sacked a worker for taking part in union activity.

The demonstration takes place as follows:

Monday June 24, 5am – 7am

DX

Park Industrial Park

Unit 0 Bloomfield Road

Birmingham DY4 9AP

GMB has been campaigning for worker status for so called self-employed DX couriers at the company’s Tipton site – as well as recognition.

Members are now being targeted for lodging complaints against the company. One has now been dismissed with other being targeted for dismissal.

Ian Edwards, GMB Organiser, said:

“Couriers delivering for DX cannot be classed as anything other than employed when you look at the law.

“DX may not like giving workers the rights their legally entitled to, but they don’t get to pick and choose which laws they adhere to.

“And DX couriers, like everyone else, have a right to join a trade union for protection at work.

“For DX to dismiss someone for trying to exercise their legally rights is disgraceful.

“GMB is protesting today to demand their immediate reinstatement.”

 
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