Works Council Foodora Cologne; Foodora Hamburg

In 2017, Foodora riders, supported by the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG) elected a works council in Cologne. Following, on 1 June 2018, Foodora riders founded a second works council in Hamburg. Furthermore, the riders have fought Foodora’s parent company Delivery Hero for the right to instate a company-wide works council across all locations in Germany. A court in Berlin has ordered Delivery Hero to install employees on its advisory board, as German law mandates that companies employing 2,000 people and over must have equal numbers of shareholders and employees on its supervisory board. However, it appears that Delivery Hero may still avoid this German rule by converting its legal business form to an SE (Societas Europaea) and merging with its Dutch branch. See further information here.


  • Initiative
  • Organising and representing workers
  • Germany
  • Employee organisation, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Delivery Hero, Foodora
  • representation, industrial relations, social dialogue
  • German
  • 2021
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