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February 13, 2024

Valentine's Day Strike: Food Couriers Demand Fair Pay

Delivery drivers are gearing up to strike, rallying for fair pay and improved working conditions

On Valentine's Day, love may be in the air, but for food delivery drivers, it's a time for action. Thousands of drivers and riders are set to strike, demanding better pay and improved working conditions from major platforms like Deliveroo and UberEats.

The strike, organized by a grassroots group of couriers, aims to highlight the challenges faced by those delivering food and groceries across the UK. Many drivers claim that their pay is "absolutely ridiculous" and that they're tired of being exploited. They argue that the time has come for their voices to be heard and for fair compensation for their work.

The action is expected to impact Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat, and, with couriers refusing to take orders during peak hours. These drivers, who often compete across multiple apps, are united in their call for fair treatment.

According to Delivery Job UK, delivery riders are enduring harsh conditions and risking their lives for meager pay. The group claims that riders are often exposed to violence on the streets, especially during evening shifts.

The strike represents a stand against exploitative practices in the gig economy, where workers face low wages and challenging working conditions. As drivers unite to demand fair compensation, the spotlight is on food delivery platforms to address these concerns and ensure that workers are treated with dignity and respect.

Neil Hodgson-Coyle
Neil Hodgson-Coyle
Editorial chief at TechNews180
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