This series of articles concerning the Gig Economy in the EU was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Foundation Menschenwürde und Arbeitswelt
A video from labournet.tv of a protest in Berlin of Lieferando and Wolt riders on 11 February, 2021. The protest included members of FAU Berlin and ‘RidersUnite!
The riders have been forced to work in temperatures as low as -16 degrees, and cycle in the ice and snow. The riders are demanding that the delivery services take their safety seriously and cancel shifts – without pay deductions or other negative consequences for the riders.
On 8 February, a rider in Madrid died in a traffic accident. The Gig Economy Report published a piece last week by Lis Graiber examining a new University of Valencia study showing that riders without employee rights are at greater risk in terms of their health and safety.