As they say around here, let’s get it out of the way. They are already late, and after this one, every company with the same slavery philosophy should be paraded.
Deliveroo has sent this note to its customers. It reads that they are going to open a blablabla process about a proposal to stop operating from Spain when they are missing just a few days before the “Ley Rider” (which I think they don’t give a shit about) is passed, though, according to Cinco Días the decision to leave has already been taken.
Deliveroo claims that it’s losing money and can’t compete with its rivals, who are still eating all the toast. Although they can say mass because Deliveroo’s business in Spain is unknown, as the company has not filed accounts with the Mercantile Register since 2016, but then already lost a few million.
Be that as it may, if not even by skimping on the “expenses” of hiring staff can they make their little shack viable, they’re in for a tough time
We all know what they are saying because they have said it many times without batting an eyelid: without being able to exploit bogus self-employed workers, their chiringuito will never be profitable. And on 12 August, the deadline given to them by the courts to convert the self-employed into permanent workers will expire, so something must have influenced their decision to walk out.
In 2017, Deliveroo’s first strike of Deliveroo’s workers and in 2018 also the first in Amazon (investor in Deliveroo). In addition, the number of complaints union organisations and criticisms against the so-called “so-called ” companies such as Stuart, UberEats or Glovocollaborative economy“such as Stuart, UberEats or Glovo.
In reality, they are nothing more than a way of rebranding the ” ” as an evolution of employment within the ” ” sector exploitation and to portray it as an evolution of employment in what they call the “gig economy”
This neo-babble defines the occasional contracting for temporary jobs for which the worker will have to provide all the resources out of his own pocket in order to carry it out, turning the employees into false self-employed by obligation. The “new” ecosystem has even given birth to a black market of exploitation where the exploited are “subcontracted”.
A law tailor-made to exploit
Companies such as Deliveroo, Glovo or Uber have not stopped insisting on the need to “adapt” labour legislation to their model and speak of “flexibility”. Parties such as Ciudadanos have followed supporting this poisoned discourse, which is nothing more than bypassing the law and eliminating obligations to rewrite labour rights and shitting on the Workers’ Statute. Their aim is to have employees for free and also without having to guarantee them any rights.
In 2017, Deliveroo made this clear and said that giving rights to workers would twisted their cynicism saying that giving rights to workers would increase the price of deliveries by more than a euro, then their new argument became even more macabre and they warned the European Commission that 54,000 supposed new “jobs” would be lost in two years if they were forced to give rights to delivery workers.
All a declaration of intentions without double interpretation, if they are not allowed to continue running over the worker with their neoliberal inventions with free bar to brush away rights they are going to get pissed off and they are going to look for new locations that favour the implantation of their slave farms. Well, it is clear to me. Dismantle your company rubbish now and move on, it’s too late for tomorrow.
To celebrate (although you never know) I leave this gallery with some related vignettes from the last few years, most of them published at CTXT.