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Deliveroos Proposal To Offer Self-Employed Workers Sick Pay Reportedly Rejected

Published on Sep 16 2019 4:00 PM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Deliveroo / Charter for Secure and Flexible Work

Deliveroos Proposal To Offer Self-Employed Workers Sick Pay Reportedly Rejected

The Irish Government has reportedly turned down Deliveroos proposal that would have given its self-employed contractors additional benefits, for example insurance or sick pay.

According to the Sunday Business Post, the state has rejected the Takeaway's proposal which it submitted on the 13 August earlier this year.

In the  submission made to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, the company proposed that Government develops an innovative 'Charter for Secure and Flexible Work' for self-employed contractors working in the on-demand economy.

The food delivery firm at the time said such a move would allow on-demand companies to offer self-contractors additional benefits without risking their self-employed status.

Deliveroo’s current set up means that its riders are self-employed, and they often say that they value flexibility above all else, the group explained.

Michael Healy, general manager of Deliveroo Ireland said at the time that the company simply wanted to give its riders “both the flexibility they tell us they want and the additional security they deserve.”

Mobility Bill

A similar policy response is already being pursued by the French Government, through Article 20 of the Mobility Bill, the company said.

Healy said at the time that the Charter model id enacted, "would be an innovative and bold way of enabling companies offer self-employed contractors more security, as well as giving greater certainty to those who work in the on-demand economy."

© 2019 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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