Despatch Industry Workers Union

Unions woo capital's bike couriers: Rival groups are competing for the organisation of dispatch riders in an effort to improve pay and conditions

Article from The Guardian April 9, 1990 about the libertarian direct action union the Despatch Industry Workers Union.

Review of "The Couriers are revolting"

A review of The Couriers are revolting! The Despatch Industry Workers Union, 1989-92 (Kate Sharpley Library, £1.50) from the Australian publication Rebel Worker Vol.19 No.5 (167) Oct.-Nov. 2000.

The couriers are revolting! The Despatch Industry Workers Union, 1989-1992

Couriers in London

An excellent and inspiring pamphlet about London's Despatch Industry Workers Union (DIWU). A radical, self-organised and direct action-oriented grouping, it lasted three years, and here the author recounts its history and analyses its successes, failures and lessons for other workers.