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Fired Deliveroo riders found their own cooperative in Barcelona

Fired Deliveroo riders found their own cooperative in Barcelona

spanish with engl. subs.


1 min

| 2018 |

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In May 2017 riders at Deliveroo, Glovo and UberEats began to organise in Spain, holding strikes and protests across the country. In Barcelona they created the RidersXDerechos campaign (Riders4Rights) to demands better conditions and basic protections, such as the right to a minimum hourly wage.

The companies reacted by dismissing many riders for their union activities. Now they are taking matters into their own hands and founding their own cooperative delivery app “Mensakas”.

“The cooperative will be self-managed by its own workers. Everyone will have an employment contract and therefore taxes and social security contributions will be paid.
This doesn’t mean that we are abandoning the struggle for dignity to become entrepreneurs. Quite the contrary. The Mensakas app project will help strengthen self-organization among riders so that they can continue struggling against precarious work, as well as providing real experience of collectivisation and economic sovereignty. Will you help us? :)” say the Mensaka riders.

Mensaka crowdfunding website


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