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ABYA YALA / Brazilian delivery app workers decide on another strike on July 25th
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 15/07/2020
Original: Entregadores de aplicativos remarcam nova greve para dia 25 de julho
Translations available: Español  Français 

Brazilian delivery app workers decide on another strike on July 25th

Brasil de Fato

Translated by  Ítalo Piva
Edited by  Rodrigo Durão Coelho

 

Similar to the strike on July 1st, their main demand is better working conditions

Image from the first delivery app worker strike on July 1st, which took to the streets from São Paulo to Brazilia - Photo Pedro Strapasolas | Brasil de Fato

Delivery app workers have scheduled another national strike on July 25th. The action defending better conditions at work will be the continuity of a movement that has come to be known as “Break the Apps”, which took to the streets for the first time on July 1st, and gathered thousands of workers in the country’s main cities.

Among their main demands are fairer wages, which would be established on the basis of raising their minimum fare rates, as well as standard pay throughout different platforms for each kilometer traversed.

Another one of their principal demands is the immediate end to unjustified worker account suspensions, which according to the ‘motoboys’ (delivery workers mainly riding motorcycles), is frequently done by companies like UberEats, Rappi, Ifood and Loggi.

Differently than the first strike, which took place on a weekday, the next one will happen on a Saturday. Beyond the aforementioned issues, the laborers are also demanding an end to the rating system, which lowers the grades of those who refuse deliveries and do other things such as continually replenishing masks and hand sanitizer.

High demand for informality

Amid the socioeconomic crisis that has deepened due to the coronavirus, many informal workers turned to delivering items through apps as a means to guarantee some income. The service was considered an essential activity during the pandemic.

According to information sent to our newsroom from Rappi, the platform has around 200,000 registered delivery people in Latin America. The number has increased 11% since the start of the pandemic. Ifood on the other hand, says that it has received more than 175 thousand applications in March of this year. In February, that figure was 85,000.

Despite the noticeable increase in the workforce available to them, the delivery companies have not altered their pay rates, directly influencing delivery workers’ wages.



"The war goes on"





Courtesy of Brasil de Fato
Source: https://www.brasildefato.com.br/2020/07/08/entregadores-de-aplicativos-remarcam-nova-greve-para-dia-25-de-julho
Publication date of original article: 08/07/2020
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=29320

 

Tags: #BreakTheAppsDelivery app workers strikePrecarious workBrazilAbya Yala
 

 
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