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Uber Eats: the platform's delivery drivers called to strike this weekend

2023-12-01T09:21:17.612Z

Highlights: Food delivery workers working for Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Stuart are set to strike on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. Several trade unions are denouncing a reduction in couriers' remuneration linked, according to them, to a change in algorithm. A dozen demonstrations and rallies are planned in France on Saturday. In Paris, a demonstration is planned at Place Stalingrad (<>th) at noon. Uber has 65,000 independent delivery drivers in France who connect to its application.


Several trade unions are denouncing a reduction in couriers' remuneration linked, according to them, to a change in algorithm.


The call for a strike announced in mid-November is maintained. Food delivery workers working for Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Stuart are set to strike on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. A dozen demonstrations and rallies are planned in France on Saturday. In Paris, a demonstration is planned at Place Stalingrad (<>th) at noon.

Several unions, including the National Committee of Unemployed and Precarious Workers (CGT) and the Union-Indépendants, which defend the rights of these precarious workers, are protesting against the pricing implemented by Uber Eats in early November. "This is a source of reduced pay for delivery drivers," says the Union-Indépendants, which is calling for the opening of negotiations in the coming days.

🛑 FINAL STRETCH UNTIL DECEMBER 🛑 2/3, pic.twitter.com/t2sWZAxlDr

— CGT Delivery Workers (@LivreursCGT) November 30, 2023

The CGT delivery workers denounced the "opaque and incomprehensible" algorithm set up by the Uber Eats platform, which it said led to a drop in the cost of rides. Uber Eats has launched a new pricing system throughout France. "While this change may cause some rides to go up or down, it is not intended to reduce the average pay per ride," the platform said.

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In the three pilot cities where the experiment was launched (Avignon, Lille and Rouen), "the average remuneration for the races (...) remained stable with an average increase in revenue per trip of 1.4%," she said. "The order can go as low as 2.85 euros," warns the CGT delivery workers in a video published on X (ex-Twitter).

In April 2023, a first agreement was signed between the platforms and the representatives of the delivery drivers to guarantee the latter a minimum hourly income set at 11.75 euros. Uber Eats has 65,000 independent delivery drivers in France who connect to its application.

Source: leparis

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