“Slaveroo”: How riders are standing up to Uber, Deliveroo and the gig economy

Couriers are rebelling and unions are organising – but opposition feels fraught in the face of a looming monopoly.

“Slaveroo” is how one courier described the food delivery company Deliveroo, during the first ever international gathering of riders working for apps – at a fairy-lit brick building down a side street in Liverpool city centre.

Riders from Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, across the UK and elsewhere shared their bad experiences of working for apps like Deliveroo and UberEATS, which have been subject to scrutiny and legal battles over the worker status and bargaining powers...
source: New Statesman

2018-09-24 21:14
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