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Germany: Deliveroo’s first works council to be elected in Cologne

Riders working for the food delivery platform Deliveroo in Cologne have decided to follow the example of their colleagues at Foodora by setting up a works council, which will be elected on 16 February. The works council will be the first of its kind at Deliveroo in Germany; its creation, supported by the country’s Food, Beverages and Catering Union (NGG), comes after several ‘strikes’ and protest movement led by delivery staff in the sector in several large cities in Germany. Mohammed Boudih, who heads up the NGG’s branch in Cologne, supported Deliveroo as well as Foodora workers in their push. He tells Planet Labor more about the situation.

Through . Published on 05 February 2018 à 16h33 - Update on 05 February 2018 à 16h33

The creation of the works council follows repeated protests by delivery riders in Germany, who complain of deplorable working and pay conditions but, until now, have little to show for their efforts. In the booming sector, only the Cologne branch of Foodora, Deliveroo’s main competitor in Germany, has set up a works council, having done so in summer last year (see article n°10268).…

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