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Italy's Foodora Cyclists take gig economy to court

By Michele Bertelli | Deutsche Welle |

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"I have been left for a month and a half without any shift at all," Giorgio (name changed), 26, says. At the time he joined Foodora, he was looking for stable work after having several temporary jobs. With the delivery service, he worked roughly 12 hours a week, enough to make ends meet.

However, when Giorgio and his fellow riders tried to negotiate better conditions, a dispute arose with Foodora. "We want to be reintegrated, with full employment benefits," he says. Sergio Bonetto, the lawyer who assists them, says the riders were punished by not being given any more shifts."

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