[EN+DE] Deliveroo-strike organiser visits Berlin

On the 26th of March the FAU will be hosting an IWGB member who helped organise the Deliveroo Valentines day flash strike in Bristol this year.

We welcome anyone who is interested in organising within the courier or precarious/gig economy industry to come to join us for an informal talk about his experiences in organising in the UK and how we can strategise about taking on Deliveroo in the future.

Place: FAU Berlin (Grüntaler Straße 24)

Time: 26th of March, 19.30 Uhr.

Hope to see you all there!

Deliveroo-Streik-Organisator besucht Berlin

Am Dienstag, den 26. März, wird ein IWGB-Mitglied und Organisator von Deliveroo Ridern aus Bristol das FAU-Lokal besuchen, um andere Gewerkschaftler hier in Berlin zu treffen. Wir laden alle Gewerkschaftsmitglieder und Fahrer ein, die an diesem informellen Gespräch teilnehmen möchten um Wissen und Strategien darüber auszutauschen, was wir tun können, um uns aktiv in dieser unsicheren Branchen und der Gig Economy zu organisieren.

Dies ist eine gute Gelegenheit, um zu erfahren, wie eine andere Schwesterorganisation aktiv organisiert und es kann uns helfen zu lernen, wie wir uns Deliveroo und andere Unternehmen in Zukunft entgegen stellen können.

Ort: FAU Berlin (Grüntaler Straße 24)

Zeit: 26. März, 19.30 Uhr.

Meetings

The Deliverunion working group meets every second week at a Kreuzberg location. If you want regular invitations or just know the location send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know:

faub-delivery [a] fau . org

The meetings are open for any rider working in Berlin and you don’t have to be a member. If you want to become a member you can print this and bring to the meeting, or you could just sign up online.

[DE+EN] Deliverunion 2 years

Im Januar 2017 starteten Riders von Deliveroo und Foodora gemeinsam mit FAU Berlin, was heute die Deliverunion Kampagne ist. Wir wollen das mit Euch und ziemlich guten Punk Bands sowie ein paar feinen DJ´s feiern. Wenn du Rider bist, bist du VIP. Zeig uns beim Einlass einfach deine App!

Bands 22-00

Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen (Nylon – Punk, Alter!)
SMiSK (x-rated punk, malmö)

DJs 00-06

Petrosilius (acid house)
Hans Heimlich (art techno/tech house)
Tektonik (frenchcore/hardtek)

Wann: 12. Januar

Einlass: 21.00

Wo: Um den genauen Veranstaltungsort zu erfahren, schreib eine Mail an faub-location (a) fau . org!

fb: Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen youtube: Neu in Dur

fb: SMiSK youtube: Låt det brinna

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In January 2017 riders from Deliveroo and Foodora together with FAU Berlin started up what today is the Deliverunion campaign. We wanna celebrate this with you with some pretty pretty pretty good punk bands and a bunch of fine DJs. If you’re a rider you’re VIP, just show your app!

Bands 22-00

Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen (Nylon – Punk, Alter!)
SMiSK (x-rated punk, malmö)

DJs 00-06

Petrosilius (acid house)
Hans Heimlich (art techno/tech house)
Tektonik (frenchcore/hardtek)

When: 12 January

Doors: 21.00

Where: The venue is secret but just write an e-mail to faub-location (a) fau . org for location!

fb: Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen youtube: Neu in Dur

fb: SMiSK youtube: Låt det brinna

Class struggle without borders – A report from Stockholm

Transnational Social Strike Platform is a network of base organised unions and other leftists organisations working with labour rights. A meeting of the network was hosted by its local participants in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23rd to 25th of November. A rider active in the Deliverunion campaign represented FAU Berlin. The theme, “Against the logistics of exploitation”, was related to a notion of ‘logistic control’: this control concerns the connections of production sites and labour over transnational production chains and differentiated working conditions, including such conditions as international subcontracting, outsourcing, privatisation and precarisation.

The opening session on Friday afternoon included a panel discussion, in which the main focus was on the right to strike. One of the inputs into discussion was the recent plan of the Swedish government to restrict right to strike: under the new law, it will be legal to strike only as part of collective bargaining for a national collective contract. Other inputs into discussion included the struggle of Georgian metro workers, who had used a hunger strike in their struggle as they were denied by a court decision their right to strike, as well as reports from the International Women’s Strike. In the discussion following the panel, participants were stressing that it is of crucial importance to defend the right to strike, and workers should strive to defend their right by striking. Nevertheless, the focus should not be excessively on legality issues, as it is essentially not so important if a strike is legal or not. Furthermore, it was recognised that strikes can take many forms, and we need to be creative in broadening our thinking and understanding on what a strike can be.

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Deliveroo riders from UK and France visit Berlin!

Don’t miss this important meeting on Tuesday (Dec 11th) 3-5pm about the new distance based pay system.

Deliveroo riders from UK and France will talk about their experiences with the new system in their countries (disclaimer, their pay went down and distances got longer). We look forward to seeing you and chatting more about this important issue!

Where: New Yorck im Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2a, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg.