Deliveroo wins right not to give riders minimum wage or holiday pay

Union accuses food delivery firm of ‘gaming the system’ as couriers are ruled to be self-employed rather than workers

Deliveroo won the right not to give its couriers the minimum wage or holiday pay on Tuesday, dealing a blow to campaigners for workers’ rights in the gig economy.

In a key legal ruling the Central Arbitration Committee, a body that resolves worker disputes, said the food delivery firm’s riders were self-employed contractors as they had the right to allocate a substitute to do the work for them.

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