Bristol Couriers' Strike Fund

£1,510 of £12,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 3 months
Created January 16, 2019
These funds are for a strike fund for Deliveroo* couriers, who are striking for better pay across the country. It will go towards those who need it to be able to participate.

It is clear that Deliveroo will not improve our pay without sustained pressure, and instead intend to continue decreasing it, despite the cost of living increasing. It's clear, too, that they could afford us to pay significantly better if they wanted to. This means we need to continue repeated and escalating strikes, as well as other protests and ways of pressuring them.

However, some of us struggle to afford to. Talking to other couriers, anecdotally it seems that well over 90% support the idea of going on strike. The biggest hold-back is people saying that they aren't sure if they can to lose the pay that going on strike would entail. Many couriers support not just ourselves but partners, children or other dependents.

But we can't afford to not go on strike. In the long run strikes will of course allow us to earn back the money lost in a short time, after a pay rise. No-one should be so close to the breadline that they can't afford to stand up for their rights; that they'd struggle to lose one day's pay tomorrow to make it back and more next month. That's why we're asking you to donate to our strike fund, so that we can successfully strike repeatedly until we win.

Please donate now to help us to win! This website takes a bit of a cut from donations, so if you can do a bank transfer, especially if it's a big amount, please get in contact with us. couriersnetworkbristol@gmail.com or message our facebook page .

We can't be sure exactly how much we will need for that, but suppose 100 riders each need to access the strike fund for one evening's strike, that might be £40 each. We would need £4,000 for that alone. To win, we will probably need several strikes. Three evenings of strike would need £12,000 - hence the current stated target.

The sooner we get donations, and the more donations we get, the more confidence it will give us when planning for the next strike.

Companies like deliveroo are trying to circumvent workers' rights and so push down our costs while pushing up the amount of work they can squeeze out of us, at that cost. If we let them get away with this it sets a dangerous precedent for other companies to follow suit and further mistreat their workers. We're asking for your solidarity to support us in our struggle, but our struggle isn't just for us. ✊

*We are now merging this with the IWGB Couriers Strike Hardship Fund, nationally, soon to have a live gofundme website and a bank account to be donated to. See here for the policy for distributing this fund.
+ Read More

£1,510 of £12,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 3 months
Created January 16, 2019
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
£15
Anonymous
23 days ago
CW
£10
Christopher Walker-Lyne
27 days ago
CV
£15
Clara vdBerg
1 month ago
ZT
£5
Zack the Treasurer
1 month ago
£10
Hannah Gray
2 months ago
CP
£100
Christine Pritchett
2 months ago
£25
Anonymous
2 months ago
MG
£100
michael gribben
2 months ago
TB
£5
Tom Baldwin
2 months ago
OG
£20
Oliver Gromski
2 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a £5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.