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App Drivers & Couriers Union

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Legal Assistance

As the number of licensed private hire drivers and vehicles soar, licensing authorities all over the UK are getting tough on enforcement against private hire drivers like we’ve never seen before.

You need the assurance of good legal assistance through an appeals process and the Magistrates Court if you have been wrongly accused.

ADCU has teamed up with a major law firm to ensure you have expert support at your time of need.  Your badge is your livelihood, protect it by joining ADCU today.

Remember, we can’t help with pre-existing problems so join today to avoid disappointment tomorrow.

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The private hire industry is undergoing dramatic change with the rise of app-based operators, new technology, electric vehicles, road pricing (for congestion, clean air and other user charges), tough new air quality standards.

Too often, private hire drivers are the last ones to the negotiating table so licensing authorities place too much of the burden on us.

In recent years, our ADCU founders have made massive gains through effective representation and action. Join us today and strengthen your voice and protect your livelihood.

ADCU is the only truly independent trade union representative 100% dedicated to you and to the industry we share. No hidden agendas, no distractions, no competing objectives:

App Based drivers for App Based drivers.

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What we want for you

  • Fair treatment for every driver – from operators, licensing authorities and police.

  • A cap on licensing so that drivers in the industry can make a fair income.
  • Income guarantees from operators – big app operators have collapsed incomes through over supply.
  • Safety & security on the job.
  • Fairness from police and licensing authority enforcement agencies.
  • Right to be properly consulted on regulatory changes.
  • Worker rights protections.
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Fighting for Couriers

  • Fighting for better conditions for all couriers, fast food delivery drivers

  • Fight pay rises where due and demand a worker status for all.
  • Fight to end unfair dissmisals and deactivation's
  • Legal support to all members, so they don’t fall victim to their app based employers and be exploited
  • Stay connected and build solidarity
  • Support network for UberEat, Deliveroo, Stuart and JustEat couriers
  • Much more..

We aim to represent all UK App Based drivers in the UK. We are honest and hard working people who are often badly treated by employers and the regulator.

With a strong collective voice we will be heard, we will demand change and will make a better future for all App Based drivers.

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Social Media - Volunteer

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic social media volunteer to join our Communications and Campaigns team.

You will: create engaging and compelling content for social media, schedule and post content across all platforms (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), help to share what local branches of ADCU does with local press or radio, share your ideas for how we can improve brand engagement through social media.

You can: make a real difference to people’s lives, learn about a range of issues that affect our members (such as employment, debt and licensing issues), build on valuable skills such as communication, listening, marketing and advertising, increase your employability, work with a range of different people, independently and in a team, have a positive impact in your community, have fun with a great group of colleagues.

And we’ll reimburse reasonable expenses too. You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to be friendly and approachable, be non-judgmental and respect views/values/cultures that are different to your own, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have good IT skills and access to your own laptop or computer, be familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, be willing to learn about and follow the App Drivers & Couriers Union aims, principles and policies (including confidentiality and data protection).

We can be flexible about the time spent and how often you volunteer so come and talk to us.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to

Case Worker - Volunteer

Our extremely busy Casework department is on the lookout for enthusiastic, engaged individuals who would like to gain experience in a legal environment.

The post would suit someone with an interest in worker rights and licensing who is looking to increase their legal knowledge and experience.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to