The 100 days of the Rider Act: Deliveroo abandones Spain while Glovo, Just Eat and Uber begin a great fight for their clients

Since the Rider Act was approved, Fernando García works eight hours a day, have fixed schedules and stability and cobra nocturny, 400 euros more on their payrol

The 100 days of the Rider Act: Deliveroo abandones Spain while Glovo, Just Eat and Uber begin a great fight for their clients

Since the Rider Act was approved, Fernando García works eight hours a day, have fixed schedules and stability and cobra nocturny, 400 euros more on their payroll, which before did not perceive. He is one of the dealers who did have won "in quality of life" since he approved the law and was regorted, although he has not been the same with others of his companions.

100 days have passed since the Rider Law entered into force, which regulates the relationship between delivery dealers and companies or delivery at home, and companies try to adapt, with more or less success. Some are hiring the dealers, others make it partially and some work with third-party fleets, between the different formulas.

"The law is partially fulfilled, but above all, it has been forced the sector to be transformed because many new platforms that are entering Spain already do so with the Distributors in Template," says Fernando García, a member of the Riders platform for rights.

"Some platforms are taking cosmetic measures, more than real, but the regulations have served primarily to give a touch of attention to companies," says Pere Vidal, lawyer and UOC teacher, who also believes that from now on there will be More inspections, to control.

Deliveroo, one of the pioneering platforms in our country, abandons its activity in Spain since today, although it has been months since it announced that it was leaving, "doing it gradually." Deliveroo worked with 10,000 restaurants in Spain so far in more than 70 cities (practically in all provinces), but in recent weeks "many have been lowered by circumstances."

Now the platform fight will be to capture all those customers. "There has been such a destructive competition between the platforms, a career in which the law has even been skipped, that they have destroyed themselves. Now there will be a great fight to stay with the customers of Deliveroo," says García, who recalls. May Glovo, Just Eat and Uber Eats already "are thrown into death to invest to stay with that fee."

During this delivero time and the Company Committee have been negotiating within the framework of the ERE for the cessation of operations. Workers will receive compensation for 45 days of salary per year, with a minimum guaranteed amount of 1,000 euros in case of not reaching this amount through seniority and salary.

This affects 3,800 workers, including riders (which was used to be part of the company committee) and structure workers, according to Deliveroo.

Following the law "there are many new platforms that have emerged," like Gorillas or Rocket, among others. "At 100 days after the entry into force of the Rider Act, the balance is promising, since many more operators from which they come out in Spain are entering Spain. These new operators are incorporated into the Spanish market complying with the legislation and, as Just Eat had been doing for years, offering a labor contract to their dealers, "says Patrick Bergareche, director of Just Eat in Spain.

Just Eat negotiates for its part with the unions to create the first collective agreement of a home food distribution company in our country. "They have always been the good child of the class and this has served to put pressure on the rest," says Fernando.

"There are still things to improve, and this is only the first screen of the video game, but the generation of legal certainty in our sector is favorably imprisoned in the promotion of free competition and the sustainability of the ecosystem," says Bergareche.

In Glovo they have begun "direct recruitment of distributors, with schedules and fixed remuneration and concrete routes for those services that, by their nature, are viable technological and operatively," as explained by a spokesman for the platform, which has more than 30,000 restaurants and establishments in almost 400 cities.

Fernando García, who works for Glovo, nuances that has been regularized 20% of workers who make supermarket distribution, but not to the restoration. "The 80% continues with the old model, who have retouched to disguise, there will be fines, but probably Glovo is waiting to capture the delivero's fee before knocking down definitively," explains this worker.

As explained, adapting to the law also involves changes at the operational level, because it involves setting fixed schedules to workers and changing the work dynamics, as Riders now have fixed shifts and schedules.

"From Glovo we work on time to adapt to the regulation, counting for it with a very short transition period for a change of such magnitude, we wanted it to be a real and fair transition, which complies with the legal framework and also collects reality From the sector, "says the company's spokesman.

Uber Eats what has done has been subcontracted part of the fleets, but "the problem is that now they fulfill the RIDE Law but the Subcontracting Law is skipped," they denounce from the Riders for Rights Association, which criticize the conditions in which they are These workers, and "the worsening of the quality of the service, which has made them lose quota."

"Since the entry into force of the law, all the dealers used by Uber Eats app have work contracts and associated benefits. We also trust that the Government ensures that all sector platforms comply with the law," point out from the platform.

"All dealers who work with Uber Eat APP are protected with work contracts and all job benefits with fleets that collaborate with our platform. In Uber we work only with ethical fleets that comply with the regulations and provide a detailed code of conduct , as we usually do with all our partners. "

Updated Date: 28 November 2021, 20:48

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