Read my response to Foodora ending operations in Canada.
MPP Jamie West responds to Foodora ending operations in Canada
SUDBURY – The NDP critic for Labour Relations, Sudbury MPP Jamie West, responds to Foodora’s announcement that they will cease operations in Canada on May 11:
“New Democrats stand in solidarity with the thousands of couriers who are being let go in the middle of this pandemic with only two weeks' notice. Foodora and its parent company, Delivery Hero, have a responsibility to treat their Canadian workers with fairness and respect.
The Foodsters United CUPW courier local 104 organized a successful union drive to join the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and won an important victory in the fight for decent work in Ontario. A few months ago, the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that couriers working for Foodora are dependant contractors – a historic decision for workers in the gig economy.
Now more than ever, we need to continue the fight to advance workers’ rights. COVID-19 has highlighted the struggles facing workers in precarious and unstable work environments.
New Democrats are proud to partner with Ontario workers against the Ford government’s rollback of hard-earned rights and protections. We will continue to call for paid sick days, better protections for casual and temporary workers, and measures that hold employers to account when they misclassify workers as independent contractors to deny them their rights.”