Bike couriers talk strike action against a uniquely bad industry
Can you picture the city’s bike couriers putting down their kickstands and walking off the job?
Well, they probably can’t yet either. That’s why Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 104 is putting a war chest together – all the better to embolden the bike-mounted workhorses in a sector that hovers somewhere near fast food standards.
And perhaps that’s being charitable. “We’ve been helping couriers go after employers who have ripped them off, fired them or treated them in a manner you won’t see at a McDonald’s,” one union report reads.
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