Gorillas Delivery Riders Protest About Working Conditions

Rapidly expanding Gorillas Technologies, the Berlin-based grocery delivery start-up, has faced multiple worker strikes and protests in the past month over the termination of certain employees, a lack of suitable equipment and pay discrepancies. On Saturday, July 17, the Gorillas Workers Collective organized a mobile protest in which employees and activists cycled to three different delivery warehouses, […]

Gig Economy Business Deliveroo Is An “Investment Risk”

Food delivery business Deliveroo is set to list its shares in April, but Aviva Investors has said it will not invest in Deliveroo because of concerns that their delivery riders do not receive the minimum wage, sick leave or holiday due to being self-employed.  David Cumming, chief investment officer at Aviva, told the BBC’s Today […]

Spanish Trade Unions to Monitor Gig Economy Apps

Spanish trade unions will be given access to the app algorithms used by gig economy businesses to manage their workforce.  According to Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz, the move will enable working conditions to be monitored and stop workers being underpaid in low-demand hours.  “It will make it possible to avoid, as is currently the case, […]

Post-Brexit Review of Worker Rights Has Been Axed

Credit: Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng MP has confirmed that the controversial review into how EU employment rights protections could be changed post-Brexit is no longer going ahead.  The move follows several contradictory statements in recent weeks, with the planned review originally being denied, then confirmed, and now the government has confirmed it has been axed once […]