Deliveroo riders set off flares outside company’s London HQ in strike over pay and conditions

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Workers at meal delivery platform Deliveroo went on strike in London on Wednesday, calling for better pay and working conditions.Scooter and bicycle delivery riders waved flags and set off red flares as they rode through the streets of central London, while socially-distanced protests were also planned for York, Reading, Sheffield and Wolverhampton. The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain, which organised the protests, told Sky News it had hundreds of Deliveroo riders as paid-up members. Image: Deliveroo riders from the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain protested in east London Image: Gig economy riders for Deliveroo demonstrated outside the company's headquarters in London. Pic: AP Earlier this year, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism analysed invoices from more than 300 riders, concluding more...