The Deliverunion working group meets every 4th Tuesday of the month, 19.30 @ the FAU office, Grüntaler Str. 24 (U/S Gesundbrunnen).

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.


[EN+DE] Solidarität mit den Riders in Leipzig

Last week Deliverunion Leipzig went to numerous restaurants cooperating with Foodora to ask them to show solidarity with the riders. All but two restaurants signed their petitions! Solidarity with the Fighting Riders in Leipzig!

Letzte Woche waren Deliverunion Leipzig in zahlreichen Restaurants, die mit Foodora kooperieren, um sie darum zu bitten, sich mit den Ridern solidarisch zu zeigen. Bis auf zwei Restaurants haben alle deren Petition unterschrieben! Solidarität mit den Kämpfenden Riders in Leipzig!

[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.

[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


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

Visit from Deliverunion Leipzig

A delegation from FAU’s Leipzig Deliverunion campaign visited Foodoras HQ in Berlin last Thursday to hand over a petition with demands. The petition was signed from 60% of the Foodora workforce in Leipzig, among them all four rider captains.

They met management for a discussion and will evaluate further steps in January.

The demands are:

  • Higher hourly wage: +1€/h
  • A meaningful compensation for wear and tear of 39ct/km
  • fairer and more transparent shift system
  • stopping the use of the time-limited contracts

Read more on their webpage.

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.

Don’t believe the hype – the new fee system is a trap! Come together now!

Colleagues and fellow Deliveroo riders!
Deliveroo is about to implement a new fee system in Germany. This new pay scheme is already in place in most other countries in Europe where Deliveroo operates. The company has told us that we can now choose to participate the experiment for a new fee system, if we like. Do not be fooled by this! In France, for example, all the old contracts were eventually terminated, and everyone was forced to take up the new system.
The new fee is partially based on distance, so longer deliveries will be paid better. Surely we would like to be paid more for longer distances? Don’t believe the hype, it’s a trap! Our fellow riders in UK are telling us that the company will start to tamper with the fees, changing the minimum pays according to their whim. The odds are, that eventually we will have to work even harder to make the same income as we do now. As if we didn’t work our asses off already! Nothing guarantees that our earnings will not fall. In fact, that seems very likely.

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The Logistics of Exploitation

November 23-25 Deliverunion Berlin (FAU) will participate in the conference “Against the Logistics of Exploitation” in Stockholm, Sweden.

We will come together and network with other unions and groups across Europe, for example: IWGB (England), IP (Poland), SI COBAS (Italy) and The Dock Workers Union and SAC (Sweden). While being in the north we’ll also try to meet up with the Finnish riders from the campaign #justice4couriers

Participators/fb-event: facebook event

The full program can be seen here: