IWW Support Riders Work Stoppages!
This weekend, couriers with Dublin Deliveroo have planned another series of actions in the form of work stoppages in an effort to highlight issues that continues to plague couriers throughout the city. Driver at Deliveroo have repeatedly attempted to bring to public attention a number of issues they face daily at at their place of work, however all of this has been ignored. Throughout the city riders working out of a number of outlets city wide, who work as couriers for the likes of Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eat have repeatedly take workplace action to say enough is enough.
In advance of Saturday and Sunday's planned work stoppages couriers are demanding that they deserve to be treated with dignity, for better working conditions, safety at work, remuneration on delivery fees and a better standard of values of deliveries overall.
The action comes as workers have continued to face an increase in intimidation as they go about their day-to-day work as riders.
A spokesperson for the Industrial Workers of the World in Dublin today said "As a union we extend our solidarity with all couriers across the city who increasingly put their lives in danger at work and every time they go out on a delivery. This has to end.
"Every worker has rights and are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect as workers, no matter where they are from. As a union, it is our belief that a union response is urgently required to address how these riders are treated by their bosses at Deliveroo, Uber Eat or Just Eat. We also need a community response to bring an immediate end to how rider are treated and targeted on the streets.
"We offer our support to all riders in taking direct action, for better working conditions, security, better pay and to be valued as workers. It is up to riders themselves to organise and unionise against the issues many workers face in precarious employment. It is vital that each of us stand with workers at Uber Eat, Just Eat and Deliveroo and echo their demands. An injury to one is an injury to all!"