Riders x Derechos

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Riders x Derechos was created by Deliveroo riders joining forces to denounce their irregular status as bogus self-employed and their working conditions. Since 2017, 14 workers have died in accidents while delivering food, which has led to several punch actions : burning backpacks in front of the platform’s headquarters, informing the public and rallying the riders to make their voice heard and improve their working conditions. In June 2019, the riders obtained a first victory: they sued the platform and the Social Court recognised the official status of worker, forcing companies to pay social security contributions since 2017, totalling €160,000. Using social media, Riders x Derechos wants to bring the rest of the riders, as well as restaurants, customers and citizens, closer to the decision-making process and make their situation more visible.

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