The Art of Resistance
e. 419 - Foodsters United Take On The Gig Economy at the Ontario Labour Board ft. Iván Ostos
Couriers with Foodora aim to become the first app-based workforce in Canada to unionize, setting an important precedent for other delivery workers employed by companies like Uber, Doordash, and Grocery Gateway. On Wednesday, January 29th, the group Justice for Foodora Couriers held a Rally for Workers Rights in the Gig Economy. This rally was held immediately after the adjournment of the first section of the court case between Foodora and the couriers. Closing arguments began on January 29th, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board is expected to make a decision in the coming months on whether or not Foodora couriers can unionize.
Today, we’re with Ivan, a courier with Foodora and an organizer with Justice for Foodora Couriers to discuss what the decision made by the Ontario Labour Relations Board could mean for the future of gig workers across the country.