The food delivery platform Deliveroo has announced its intention to pay exceptional compensation to its delivery people around the world “to thank them”, via a fund that will materialize “on the day of an IPO” in London, according to a published statement. this Sunday. Deliveroo, whose app makes it possible to order meals from restaurants, “plans to pay a total of 16 million pounds sterling (18.6 million euros) to delivery partners in the 12 markets” in which the company is present, indicates this press release.
This will represent “an exceptional remuneration of 10,000, 1,000, 500 or 200 pounds sterling (11,600, 1,160, 580 or 230 euros)” per deliveryman concerned – in this case those who have taken the most orders, adds the company. With an average payment of “about 440 pounds”. This fund would materialize on the day of an IPO, scheduled for London but for which Deliveroo has not yet specified the date.
“The delivery partners are a fundamental pillar of our activity”
“Delivery partners are a fundamental pillar of our business, and we want to reward the efforts made, which have allowed Deliveroo to become the company it is today,” said CEO and founder Will Shu, in the press release. . And “for a year, they have allowed restaurants to continue their activity, vulnerable people to be delivered and stay safe at home.” Founded in London in 2013, Deliveroo works with 115,000 restaurants in 800 cities around the world, where it has 2,000 employees and around 100,000 delivery people.
Deliverers eligible for the bonus – around 36,000 – must have more than one year of activity and carried out at least 2,000 orders, specifies the company, whose strong growth in recent years has also been accompanied by disputes over its social practices. .
In particular, the precariousness of the work contracts of delivery men has earned him protest movements in France and a court conviction in Spain. The company highlights the free insurance cover (civil liability and accident) offered to its deliverers and, during the epidemic, the provision of hygiene kits and compensation in the event of incapacity for work due to Covid.