Liefern am Limit

Liefern am Limit is an initiative that represents platform workers in the food delivery industry.

Liefern am Limit was founded in early 2018 and is the first works council that Deliveroo workers had created in Cologne, Germany. In August 2019, Deliveroo ceased its operation in Germany, but Liefern am Limit remains and continues to protect food delivery workers in Germany.

Interest in the initiative was great. Both Deliveroo workers, and workers from other platforms such as Foodora, used it to make the public aware of their concerns and working conditions. At the same time, the contact with the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG) was deepened.

Since November 2018, Liefern am Limit is an official partner of NGG to address working conditions in the food delivery industry. The organisation also supports other platform workers in the food delivery industry in Germany and organises regular networking and information events.

With the support of Liefern am Limit, works councils of Foodora were established in Cologne, Hamburg (together with Kiel and Bremen), Frankfurt (together with Offenbach), Nuremberg and Stuttgart. The aim is to establish further committees and thus make the concerns of the employees heard by platforms and society. Liefern am Limit also functions as mouthpiece of food delivery workers to the public, to NGOs, into the existing trade union structures of the NGG, and into politics. Concerns of the workforce were for example raised to the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.


  • Initiative
  • Awareness raising, campaigns, information provision, Organising and representing workers
  • Germany
  • Employee organisation, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location client-determined routine work
  • Deliveroo, Foodora
  • German
  • 2021
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