Deliveroo & FNV Amsterdam’s Court Ruling: Will Deliveroo Riders In Netherlands Loose Their ZZP Jobs?
Today, on 15th of January 2019, court in Amsterdam has judged that Deliveroo riders are not self-employed and Deliveroo has to keep to the collective agreements for professional transport, effective immediately and retroactively.
The FNV (Federation of Dutch Trade Unions) decided to sue Deliveroo and won the case. What this currently means is that riders will have to be hired as employees again. Essentially, Deliveroo has to go back to the pay per hour structure in the Netherlands and keep to collective agreements.
Although Deliveroo will appeal, according to the law they have to make the changes immediately. From my own perspective I don’t see how they can do that out of nowhere. I’m also afraid they can’t compete with Thuisbezorgd in a pay per hour model, making their future really unpredictable. I hope they’ll be able to appeal and change the ruling, since I truly love the flexibility and pay that Deliveroo rider job has to offer.
In the e-mail sent to riders, Deliveroo said they won’t change anything yet. They also made it clear that pay-per-hour model makes no sense for both the riders and them as a company. We’ll see what happens, but for now nothing is certain regarding Deliveroo’s future in Netherlands.
Here is a video where I go deeper into the whole problem:
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