Just Eat meal delivery men called to disengage just before New Year’s Eve


The CGT encourages them, in Paris and Lyon, to demand an improvement in wages and working conditions.

The CGT of the Just Eat meal delivery company called for walkouts on Friday evening for a “delivery man’s eve”, in Paris and Lyon in particular, in order to demand an improvement in wages and working conditions.

Ludovic Rioux, secretary of the CGT for bicycle delivery men in Lyon, denounces a “extremely high turnover, low wages caught up by the minimum wage on October 1»And insufficient support for the equipment by the company. The delivery men “must participate in the rental or use their personal bike, while the company should provide their work tool», He emphasizes.

Another point of tension: the company recently put an end to the “zoning” system for the 500 Parisian delivery men. They can therefore now be required to deliver to customers at the other end of the capital. “Work becomes more physical, with more delays and lower quality services“, Exclaims Ludovic Rioux. Outside the big cities, delivery people don’t always have a place to rest and warm up, he adds. The deliverers mobilized Friday will not block orders all evening, but hope to put a “pressure»On this symbolic date of December 31st.

Asked by AFP, the management of Just Eat affirms its “sincere desire to offer a more responsible approach to meal delivery “, while offering” prospects for developmentTo his French couriers.

4,500 permanent contracts in 2021

At the start of 2021, the Anglo-Dutch group announced the recruitment of 4,500 deliverers on permanent contracts in France over the year, an unprecedented decision in a sector where the majority of platforms (Deliveroo, Uber Eats) use freelancers. According to a spokesperson for Just Eat, this status grants employees “all the benefits and social protection associated with it“, Thus offering them”a decent income with remuneration by the hour and not by the race, a salary fixed at the hourly minimum wage, and a bonus for orderinge ”.

After a year, “only a thousand of these employees are still there“, Laments Ludovic Rioux, however, who mentions a”marketing argument“. Favorable to salaried workers but skeptical of “announcement effects», The CGT regrets that this change was not accompanied by a real improvement in working conditions.

The FO union has no plans to mobilize Friday evening, even if most of its demands converge with those of the CGT. “We already have a movement in preparation for the next few days, for all delivery people who suffer unfair dismissals, for our working conditions and against cases of harassment.», Argued Jérémy Graça, FO union representative.

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