Deliveroo: Treat your workers fairly!

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Deliveroo has found a way to maximise their profits with barely any economic risk. They managed to do so by shifting all the risk onto us, the riders.

Working for Deliveroo means no sick pay, no guaranteed income, no compensation for the necessary work materials and no job security!

This exploitation needs to stop!

We demand that Deliveroo:

  1. pays us for the waiting time (4€ for every half an hour without an order);

  2. covers our compulsory statutory accident insurance (BG Verkehr);

  3. reimburses bike part expenses (0,35€/km);

  4. progressively raises the pay (an additional 0,50€ after 3, 6 and 12 months of working for Deliveroo)

Only if we act together can we force them to listen to our call!

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Black Friday

Welches Unternehmen hat Ärger verdient

Zum Aktionstag «Schwarzer Freitag» von Arbeitsunrecht Deutschland am 13. April sind drei Unternehmen nominiert, die Union Busting betreiben und besonders dreist gegenüber ihren Arbeiter*innen agieren: @I-SEC Luftsicherheit, NORDSEE und Deliveroo.
Wir haben da einen klaren Favoriten. Wer stellt inzwischen nur noch Selbstständige an? Wer schmeißt Betriebsräte raus (wie es unseren Kolleg*innen in Köln passiert ist)? Wer blockiert Verhandlungen mit der Belegschaft? Wer übernimmt nicht einmal die Kosten für Arbeitsmittel und kündigt eine Pauschale an, die am Ende niemand bekommt?
Hier geht’s zur Abstimmung und hier findet Ihr weitere Infos zum Aktionstag: https://aktion.arbeitsunrecht.de/de/schwarzer-freitag/

Which of these companies deserves the most trouble?

The group “work injustice, Germany” is holding a black Friday day of
action on April 13. Three companies Deliveroo, Nord See and I-SEC
Luftsicherheit, have been nominated for the worst employer award for
their union busting activities and contempt for workers rights.

We have a clear favourite for the award.

– Who uses bogus self employment to hire their workers?
– Who dismantles works councils (as they did with our colleagues in
Koeln).
– Who blocks negotiations with their workers? Who doesn’t even cover the
costs of work equipment, while pretending to pay compensation that no
one actually receives? …

For more info follow this link and make sure you vote for who you think
is the worst employer before April 13th!
https://aktion.arbeitsunrecht.de/de/schwarzer-freitag

Riders Unite! Protest at the offices of Foodora

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Dear riders and supporters!
Since the negotiations with Foodora have failed and Deliveroo is still trying to ignore their workers’ demands entirely, it is high time to take action again!

We ride our own bikes around the city in every weather for Deliveroo and Foodora; and on top of that, we have to pay for the bike repairs ourselves. As a result of the Deliverunion-Campaign, both companies have already been forced to admit that this is not fair. Yet, they offer us no real solution!

So next week, we will bring our protest right to their doorstep – together with a special delivery: All of the old bike parts we have had to replace over the last months!

We call on all riders and supporters to join our action! We’ll meet

on 24 January at 2.30pm

outside the Delivery Hero Headquarters, Oranienburger Str. 70

Bring your bike parts, bring your voices! Let’s call Bullshit when we see it!

In solidarity,

The Deliverunion AG

 

Liebe Fahrer*innen und Unterstützer*innen!

Die Verhandlungen mit Foodora gescheitert sind und Deliveroo versucht nach wie vor, die Forderungen ihrer Arbeiter*innen zu ignorieren. Höchste Zeit also, wieder aktiv zu werden!

Wir fahren auf unseren eigenen Fahrrädern bei jedem Wetter für Deliveroo und Foodora durch die Stadt; zusätzlich müssen wir auch noch unsere Reparaturen selbst bezahlen. Auf Druck der Deliverunion-Kampagen mussten beide Unternehmen schon zugeben, dass das nicht fair ist. Trotzdem bieten sie uns keine echte Löseung!

Nächste Woche bringen wir unseren Protest deshalb direkt vor ihre Haustür – zusammen mit einer besoneren Lieferung: Allen alten Fahrradteilen, die wir im Laufe der letzten Monate ersetzen mussten!

Wir rufen alle Fahrer*innen und Unterstützer*innen dazu auf, mitzumachen! Wir treffen uns

am 24.Januar um 14:30 Uhr

vor dem Delivery Hero Hauptquartier in der Oranienburger Str. 70

Bringt euren Fahrradschrott mit und seid laut!

Solidarische Grüße,

Die Deliverunion AG

Deliverunion is getting first Results.

It was an unusual sight: on the 28th of June in Berlin about 70 Foodora and Deliveroo
riders dumped a huge pile of old bike parts on the street in front of the Deliveroo offices in
Berlin. This marks the second time the workers of the the international start-up companies
have taken to the streets in Berlin in their fight for better working conditions. Wearing their
distinctive pink and blue uniforms and shouting slogans like “What do we want? Fair
wages! When do we want them? Now!”, they were joined in support by members of the
general public as they brought their protest right to the companies’ doorstep.

Continue reading “Deliverunion is getting first Results.”

Tagung „Neue Arbeit, neue Widerstände?“

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This weekend, 21.-23. July, students at the Humboldt University in Cooperation with the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation have organised a Conference on Workers Struggles in the age of digital Capitalism.
Very much our theme!
It begins on Friday with a discussion in Café Laika, Emser Str. 131. Saturday and Sunday, several Speakers will be talking. Among others, Riders from Italy, Spain and Germany will talk about their Campaigns on Saturday 15:00 – 17:00: International Perspectives: Labor Struggles in the Gig-Economy.

The conference is open for all, so come by, get to know your colleages and join in the discussion!
Here is the link to the Schedule: http://digitale-kaempfe.tumblr.com/tagung

Am nächsten Wochenende, vom 21.-23.7., veranstalten Studierende der Humboldt Universität Berlin in Kooperation mit der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung unter diesem Titel eine Tagung über Arbeitskämpfe und Prekarität im digitalen Kapitalismus. Genau unser Thema also! Am Freitag geht es los mit einer Diskussion im Café Laika, Emser Str. 131, an der sich unter anderen auch Fahrer*innen von Foodora und Deliveroo und Holger Marcks von der FAU beteiligen werden. Am Samstag und am Sonntag geht es dann weiter mit Diskussionen und Vorträgen in der Humboldt Universität. Wir freuen uns besonders, dass bei dieser Gelegenheit auch Genoss*innen aus Italien und Spanien zu Besuch sein können.
Wir reden gemeinsam (und in Englisch) am Samstag 15:00 – 17:00 Uhr: International Perspectives: Labor Struggles in the Gig-Economy.

Die Tagung ist offen für alle Interessierte – also kommt vorbei, lernt eure Kolleg*innen kennen und diskutiert mit!
Und hier geht’s zum Programm: http://digitale-kaempfe.tumblr.com/tagung

Second Call for Negotiations.

We’ve sent Deliveroo and Foodora our second letter demanding a negotiation meeting. We’ll make sure they don’t ignore us again.

Deliveroo and Foodora, both multimillion dollar companies, have been ignoring our request to negotiate. Their refusal to even sit at a table with us just shows how much they value us as employees.

As well as a living wage and fair working conditions, we deserve dignity and respect – Deliveroo has not even had the courtesy to write us an email in reply.

Both companies’ buzzword is flexibility, but when flexibility means precarity and not knowing if you’ll earn enough to get through the month, the only choice is for us to organise for better working conditions.

Our last actions have shown that we are many, and if they continue to ignore us they better know what’s coming.

Continue reading “Second Call for Negotiations.”

#Deliverunion Launch Night

On  April 25th  over 100 Deliverooo and Foodora riders and activists met at Zukunft am Ostkreuz for the first big public event of the campaign.

The room was already packed when the talk started, with the FAU #deliverunion working group presenting the riders’ demands, how we are organising and why we can win.

Read more coverage here:

The Brighton Video we showed.

Upcoming Events:

02. May 2017: FAU Office 19:00

The next campaign meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd May at FAU’s office in Grüntaler Straße 24, 13357.  If you are a rider and you want to organise, come and join in! We are really looking forward to meeting you.

18. May 2017: Lausitzer Platz 15:00

On Thursday 18th May riders will come together at Lausitzer Platz to send Deliveroo and Foodora a message. Come along and bring your bikes – it will be fun!