Deliveroo strike Spain

In July 2017, there was a strike of hundreds of Deliveroo riders in Spain, halting work for a few hours to take part in protests in Madrid and Barcelona. They asked for a decent salary (at least two deliveries per hour to reduce salary uncertainty) and a minimum working time of 20 hours per week. Traditional trade unions, such as the Workers Commission ( Confederación sindicale Comisiones Obreras, CCOO) and the Workers General Union ( Unión General de Trabajadores, UGT), supported their demands, arguing that this kind of digital platform is deliberately evading current labour legislation and may bring about more labour precariousness.


  • Initiative
  • Industrial action, Negotiation of working conditions
  • Spain
  • Employee organisation, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Deliveroo
  • income, industrial action, representation, industrial relations, social dialogue, work intensity, working time quality, work-life balance
  • Spanish
  • 2021
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