Courier Collective Fahrwerk

Fahrwerk is a collective of couriers established in 2009 by couriers in Berlin, which aims to create better working conditions. The couriers transport everything customers request using solely emission-free means of transport such as cargo bikes, trains and, if necessary, electric cars. Decisions are made collectively in assemblies of workers. Although the workers are self-employed, payments are made by the hour and not by the number of deliveries. This ensures a fair, less work-intensive and non-competitive working environment.  

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Report by Deutschlandfunk Kultur 

Metadata

  • Initiative
  • Provision of insurance and social protection
  • Germany
  • Platform, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • platform cooperatives
  • German
  • 2021
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