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Couriers CitySprint accused of withholding £200,000 in workers holiday pay

Leading courier service CitySprint has held back holiday pay worth nearly £200,000

According to an employment tribunal case brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), CitySprint couriers have withheld holiday pay amounting to nearly £200k.

The IWGB claims that CitySprint has denied the couriers holiday pay to which they are entitled by falsely claiming that they are self-employed contractors rather than employees.

A January 2017 court ruling clarified that CitySprint courier Maggie Dewhurst was a worker, so the union will argue that the 20 couriers have the same employment relationship as Ms Dewhurst and are consequently entitled to the minimum wage, holiday pay and other rights.

IWGB general secretary Jason Moyer-Lee said CitySprint’s behaviour was an “absolute mockery” of British employment law.

A separate £43,668.86 claim for holiday pay will be made against Royal Mail-owned eCourier on behalf of three couriers transferred from CitySprint.

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