GMB, the union for restaurant couriers, has today announced a win in its campaign to stop unfair parking charges for restaurant couriers in Derby.
After weeks of campaigning and negotiations with council bosses, couriers who hold a drivers’ permit will be able to use loading bays and double yellow lines for up to 30 minutes while they’re on the job. This will be good for couriers, local businesses and customers.
Couriers organised a petition after a fine was issued to a GMB member who held the permit.
Following the win, couriers are planning future campaigns to make their work better.
Claude Bahati, Deliveroo courier and GMB Representative, said:
“We’re pleased that the council have listened to couriers and acted to resolve this issue.
“GMB is the voice for couriers in Derby and we will work with the council and local businesses to make work better for our members.
“Just like all workers, we deserve to be able to do our jobs safely, get paid fairly, including for waiting time, and be treated with respect.”