TWU

Food delivery riders are coming together and taking a stand against unfair pay and unsafe conditions.









ON-DEMAND ECONOMY: THE NEED FOR CHANGE
 
The takeaway food industry is predicted to reach $3.5billion in the next five years. Yet delivery riders are struggling on low wages, no superannuation, no sick pay, no annual leave, no insurance and no right to challenge being sacked. As this industry booms, riders working for Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Foodora must be treated fairly with safety as a priority.
 
Delivery riders and the TWU are fighting for rights in the on-demand economy. Whether a delivery rider or not, you can join our campaign:

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Riders, take our survey to share your experience:
 
Sign the petition to show your support:
 
Like our page on Facebook for updates on the campaign:
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“My mum was so worried about my safety she bought me ambulance cover for Christmas. I couldn't afford my own,” says Alison, former Deliveroo rider.
 
The on-demand economy is sold as an innovative, flexible work practice, but in fact its work practices date back to a by-gone era. Workers in Australia have for centuries fought hard to win rights and protections which are now being eroded by multinational companies gaming the system. Join our campaign today to ensure on-demand workers are treated fairly.
     
Confused about your rights as a food delivery rider? Download an FAQ in your chosen language on the right-hand side 'Downloadable Resources' box.

  • Deliveroo, UberEATS under Fire over Claims of Low Payments

    March 14


    Illawarra Mercury, by Glen Humphries, 13 March 13 2018
     
    Riding a bike around the Wollongong CBD delivering food isn’t an easy way to make a few bucks.

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  • DELIVERY RIDERS PROTEST AS TWU FILES TEST CASES FOR RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS

    March 14


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 March 2018
     
    Delivery riders and supporters are taking to the streets in Sydney today to protest over low wages, which force 75% of riders below minimum rates, and over the lack of protections for injuries and abuse on the job. The protest comes as the Transport Workers’ Union files cases for unfair dismissal involving two delivery riders recently sacked.

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  • Dark Side of Food Delivery App

    February 26


    (CH10 The Project, 25 Feb 2018) An investigation has uncovered the much darker side of food delivery apps. Foodora rider Anvesh Kumar details how experienced a racial attack during a delivery. Foodora's handling of the situation highlights the vulnerability of the delivery workers. Critics say that the treatment the delivery riders from the apps are same as exploitation.

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  • 'Worrying Trends': Gig Economy Threatens to Cost Consumers 'Quality' Services, Economist Warns

    February 23


    SMH, by Anna Patty, 22 February 2018
     
    Uber-style contract work is a bigger threat to future jobs in the $80 billion transport industry than automation, a new report has warned.

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  • THREE QUARTERS OF FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS EARN LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE, UNION SAYS

    February 01


    ABC News, by Stephen Smiley, 31 January 2018
     
    More than three-quarters of Australia's growing army of bicycle fast food couriers are earning less than the minimum wage, the first study of the sector has found.

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