Belgium - Deliveroo couriers in an industrial dispute - January 31, 2018

Deliveroo workers in five cities (and in Amsterdam – the Netherlands) started a strike, after Deliveroo refused to delay its decision to treat all workers as self-employed from 1 February 2018. The strike was being led by a collective representing about 200 couriers. Shortly after, talks were announced in a trade union press statement. The workers said that the multinational cannot simply impose precarious employment status upon its workers solely under the pretext of its operating via the internet, and by taking an aloof attitude to the issue. 

Read on: in English …   Press statement: in French …

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