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Delivery men demonstrate this Friday in Paris against discrimination

2021-06-22T05:22:53.309Z

The procession will leave from Place de la République at 3 p.m. before joining the Gare du Nord. A delivery man humiliated and beaten in Cergy (Val d'Oise) and another described as a slave in Laval (Mayenne). In one month, these two sad news items have shed light on the treatment that these workers sometimes undergo, even though their number has continued to increase during periods of confinement. It is in this context that the Collective of Autonomous Delivery Platforms (Clap) launched a cal



A delivery man humiliated and beaten in Cergy (Val d'Oise) and another described as a slave in Laval (Mayenne).

In one month, these two sad news items have shed light on the treatment that these workers sometimes undergo, even though their number has continued to increase during periods of confinement.

It is in this context that the Collective of Autonomous Delivery Platforms (Clap) launched a call to demonstrate this Friday from 3 p.m. from Place de la République to Gare du Nord, in Paris.

"Several hundred

" delivery people are expected, according to the Clap.

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"

The various attacks in recent weeks have given rise to great discomfort within the community of delivery people, a large part of which comes from sub-Saharan Africa and feels directly concerned by this type of comment,"

explains Jérôme Pimot, the president of Clap.

We are used to demonstrating to demand better working conditions, but this is not even that anymore, it is about the right to dignity and respect.

We are no longer even in the 19th century, but in the 18th. ”

To pass a message

To respond to these issues of discrimination, at Uber Eats, a company for which delivery people from Laval and Cergy worked, we want to "

send a message

" to delivery men: "

If they are victims of any discrimination, they have to let us know. immediately warn

, we explain.

We will not let go, it is not a waste of time in your working day to contact us.

“The platform will set up at the end of the summer, as it has already done for its VTC drivers since 2019, an anti-discrimination button giving access to treatment and priority support.

"In particular, we can immediately get in touch with the

police," we continue at UberEats.

If a delivery man has been arrested for 10 minutes somewhere we will know it and this may corroborate his version of the facts.

This is the type of factual information that can help when they file a complaint. ”

At Deliveroo, we assure

"that we have not yet had to deal with this kind of aggression"

, and to have "

the feeling that French society is grateful to the delivery men for the work they do, which we have all seen on the front lines. during confinements

”.

In addition, we assure that as in any service profession, "

there is sometimes friction and customers who behave badly

", which is why at Deliveroo, the delivery people are not rated.

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Apart from the

“discrimination” component

, Jérôme Pimot recalls that the delivery men will also demonstrate to defend their

“historic demands”

related to working conditions, and in particular to the requalification of their contracts as salaried workers.

Source: lefigaro

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