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Deliveroo living wage campaign in Brighton

Deliveroo living wage campaign in Brighton

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Since Deliveroo decided to consider its riders "self-employed" and pay them per delivery rather than per hour, it repeatedly had to face resistance, and this in several European cities. The struggle has been particularly intense in Brighton, which saw several strikes and actions taking place in 2017.  In that city, drivers get 4 pounds a delivery and many of them struggle to earn above minimal wage, let alone getting a living wage.

Brighton Deliveroo riders, supported by the union iWGB, launched a campaign for a living wage in March 2017. It has included bike demos, flash mobs, and petitioning, as well as collecting signatures from restaurants that work with Deliveroo, asking for the improvement of the working conditions of the riders.

On November 25th, over 50 Deliveroo workers took part in a wildcat strike in Brighton that was reportedly led by non-unionised migrant workers (https://www.transnational-strike.info/2017/11/28/brighton-deliveroo-workers-strike-against-exploitation/). Within half an hour, the Deliveroo customer app was issuing a warning that no deliveries were available in the area. 

This video, made by Reelnews, includes many interviews with Deliveroo riders in Brighton, following them during their demos and actions.

In Berlin, Deliveroo and Foodora riders have also organised several actions in 2017. Next action is planned on the 24th of January, 2018, including a bike demo and a protest in front of the Deliveroo office. Next meeting to plan this action is on Monday 8th January at 3pm at Kaffe Kotti (Adalbertstraße 96b, 10999 Berlin). All riders are welcome!

 

 

team: Reelnews

Tags: Deliveroo

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