Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4186525851441837/
Happening tomorrow folks. Please come along and support if you can.
Protest ride starts at IWGB offices in Bethnal Green at 4:30pm. Stopping at Gillet Square, Dalston at 5pm, Enfield Town station at 6:15pm, and departing en masse from Enfield Town station to Civic Centre at 6:30pm, Arriving at Civic centre 6:45pm.
Anyone wanting to join the protest can either ride with us from Bethnal Green or join us at Dalston or Enfield Town station.
Cycle instructors do much more than deliver Bikeability in schools. You will find them teaching children and adults how to ride for the first time, or delivering all manner of free community activities from led rides and Dr Bike to Cycling on Prescription.
Most cycle instructors are also very active members of the cycling community, campaigning for more funding and better infrastructure for existing and wannabe cyclists. Some are also LFGSS members.
The issues raised as part of this campaign are by no means restricted to this one London borough or contract. This is a national issue affecting instructors across the country.
Most instructors are on zero hours contracts with no employment rights. Some paid as little as £50/day, and most without a pay rise in 10+ years.
Work can be cancelled at the drop of a hat, and arbitrary dismissal can happen without due process. To top it all, since 2020, insructors are being forced to shoulder the expense of retraining, thanks to a widely criticised restructuring of the instructors qualification.
Please come and support us.