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Dublin Food Delivery Riders To Refuse To Work This Evening

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:36 14 Feb 2024

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Food delivery riders in Dublin are set to refuse to work for several hours this Valentine's Day.

It's part of an international strike over pay from firms like Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just East, with similar demonstrations being held in the UK and US.

Riders will protest at the Spire on O'Connell Street from 5 o'clock this evening, switching off their delivery apps until 10pm.

Fiachra Ó Luain, Labour rights’ officer for the English Language Students’ Union of Ireland, says their basic pay has dropped by 50 per cent;

"We've gone from €4.29 for a basic payment for delivery before 2021 to €2.90 after 2021 and now down to €2.15 and as low as €1 per delivery and people are being asked to risk life and limb, go across the city, incentivise risk. The algorithms are incentivising risk."

He says riders were being asked to deliver during the Dublin riots right into Parnell Street where the violence was happening. Fiachra Ó Luain says it's really dangerous work and has become a blood sport.

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