Unemployed by Corona Ömür has to play dangerous games with his body, health and belongings at the insanity called Thuisbezorgd. When forced to ride during a snowstorm, he and a fellow rider decide enough is enough. They founded the early beginnings of recent rider resistance in the Netherlands. meer
Radical Riders. The independent union.
Do you recognize any of the following?
Bad brakes. Broken engines. Pay being fucking low. Pay not being on time. Pay not being complete. Shifts being forced on you. Contracts making no sense. Breaks forbidden. Managers treating us like cattle / throwaway humans. Workspeed & bad bikes causing traffic crashes. Broken backs. Being fired for no reason. Corrupt cliques monopolizing the nice jobs. Burnout. And on and on and on.
What if we told you that all these things… we can fight and change?
What if we told you… there’s an blossoming & radical international riders movement?
What if we told you Thuisbezorgd and Flink workers in Germany through organisation and striking recent got big improvements in their contracts, and they have fixed contracts now?
All those riders are just like you and me. What they can do, we can do. The difference is they are organised.
So we united. In the immediate sense that means we help eachother with personal struggles like sickness, understanding contracts / cao, getting wages paid, getting proper bikes. We support eachother dealing with riders life. We provide a safe space for riders talking amongst eachother.
In the process, we build a union strong enough to challenge the bosses on the fundamental question.
There’s just one thing missing though. You!
"I love riding. Riding is fantastic. All joy is sucked out of it though." Gorillas rider Joe Hill gives a 12-point summary of the horrors on their job, being pushed and shoved, sqeezed untill nothing was left but a demotivated, permanently tired state needing painkillers to work. Gorillas forced...meer