Dutch food delivery couriers as young as 16 are being forced by Deliveroo to set up sham “ZZP” businesses, so Deliveroo can shirk its employer responsibilities.
That means no sick pay, no guaranteed hours, and no job security.
The delivery company has been accused of dodging employer premiums and taking advantage of young couriers, who are often left uninsured and insecure.
With millions of people struggling to find jobs across Europe, we can’t let corporations like Deliveroo start a race-to-the-bottom in terms of workers’ rights.
We need a promise from Deliveroo to young people that they’ll be offered the benefits of full employment, with decent work and fair pay.
Tell Deliveroo to cancel this terrible idea, before we all #DeleteDeliveroo.
Deliveroo, which launched from a London flat in 2013, is valued at over one billion dollars today.
But its riders have been left out of this success story, with tales of awful working conditions, pay cuts and overworked staff dogging the company.
Riders held strike action in London last year, to protest against a new contract which would have seen them take home less than half of what they already do. Riders in cities across France also went on strike last month, and Dutch riders are protesting too.
Dutch trade unions are unhappy about this latest development, with the CNV saying "[corporations] like Deliveroo hollow out the labor market by competing on uncertainty and insecurity for employees."
With this latest attempt to circumvent workers’ rights, Deliveroo is trying to roll back 100 years of social protections -- and call it progress.
That’s why it’s so important we hold them to account now: we can’t let Deliveroo shirk its obligations to its workers.
More than 100,000 SumOfUs members like you fought against the ‘Uberisation’ of the economy, when Uber’s drivers in London demanded fair pay and conditions -- now, with Deliveroo using every trick in the book to deny workers their hard-won rights, we need to come together again before it’s too late!
Deliveroo: cancel this terrible idea and treat your riders with respect.