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Bike Couriers launch test cases in battle to boost ‘meagre’ pay

Cycle couriers have begun a legal bid to earn the minimum wage and the right to holidays and sick pay.

Test cases against London’s four main courier firms will try to end “meagre” pay of as little as £2 per job.

The capital’s “several hundred” bike couriers are usually hired as “independent contractors”, depriving them of many employment rights and meaning some can earn less than the equivalent of the £7.20-per-hour minimum wage.