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In a judgment issued yesterday, the High Court rejected an application for judicial review made on behalf of a delivery company’s riders that they were “workers” for the purposes of statutory collective bargaining. The claim was brought by a new trade union, the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB). This is discussed further below, but this case is only one of many in which trade unions have recently been using the law as a tool on behalf of individuals in the gig economy.