The couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) went on strike for the very first time for a 48-hour period on 24 and 25 May.
After a year of negotiations over pay and terms and conditions, where TDL used delaying and intimidation tactics, the couriers had had enough and balloted for strike action. The final straw was an attempt by TDL to force couriers into PAYE contracts with another pay cut. The ballot was a complete success with 85% voting for industrial action. We had two stunning sunny days and a great turnout for the strike.
Nearly thirty motorbikes parked in front of TDL headquarters on Euston Road, decked out with IWGB flags, was a very potent message to TDL management. On Thursday there was a solidarity breakfast and guest speakers. Friday saw a ride out of twenty plus motorbikes through the streets of the West End. The strike was a great success. The solidarity and resolve of the couriers was greatly strengthened.
TDL management have not responded in any way. and their silence is another attempt to intimidate the couriers. To no avail, though. We will be striking again on 10 June. Please come down and join us in solidarity!