The rappitenderos boycott against the Colombian company is due to the lack of a negotiating table in Bogotá to improve their working conditions
Colombian rappitenderos ask Rappi users not to use the application on November 10 due to the lack of a negotiation table with the company/(Colprensa; Twitter: @Jhonniell4)
The order delivery men who provide their services for the platform Rappi announced protests against the application of Bogota origin called the first unicorn of Colombia and valued at more than 5,200 million dollars, as a result of the poor service and payment they offer.
The rappitenderos, as they call the households that register in their application, will hold a large “national blackout” this Thursday, November 10 in Colombia, in which they ask the users of the delivery platform that do not use it until the company gives them the opportunity to establish a negotiating table.
This was publicly announced by Jhonniell Colina, a delivery man of Venezuelan origin and vice president of the Union of Platform Workers of Colombia (UnidApp), which asks the delivery company to support and offer better conditions for each rappitendero, demanding dialogue before a list of requests:
Do you want to help Rappi workers? Don't use the app, today don't order through rappi. National blackout. Rappi workers are still waiting for a negotiating table. This November 10, support the workers of @RappiColombia, did you know that this company does not take into account their requests for better working conditions, help them put pressure on the company to face them. #ParoContraRappi
Unidapp announces national blackout to demand better working conditions from Rappi/(Twitter: @Jhonniell4)
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Among the main requests that rappitenderos make to users is not to make any orders for the platform, all this, in order to promote a boycott and thus be heard by the administrative areas of the company, similar to what happened on Mother's Day 2021 when thousands of orders were stopped without users being able to receive their purchases, but with the exception that on that occasion it was due to a computer failure.
The workers ask that their rates be improved for fairer ones, as well as that they not be blocked from the platform at the moment the orders are assigned to them with the application's algorithm. In view of the fact that the application does not pay the security to the domiciles by considering them “delivery partners”, rappitenderos sometimes only receive commissions between 2,000 and 4,000 pesos per order delivered, which makes it difficult for them to contribute to an ARL and the Colombian health and pension system while they run the risks driving in their own vehicles and with the clothing they must buy from the company itself.
The homes will be planted in Bogotá at the Carulla supermarket on Calle 85 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. bound for Rappi's administrative offices on Calle 93. (Colprensa – Álvaro Tavera)
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These national blackouts have not only been made in Bogotá. Different videos of rappitenderos and workers attached to UnidApp report demonstrations in Medellín and Cali and even outside Colombia in countries such as Argentina, Mexico and Peru, where a large part of the Venezuelan migrant labor force due to the economic crisis in the country has been concentrated. neighbor.
“If you want to be on a roll, you have to make the orders that I tell you, when I tell you and where I tell you, that simple. They take advantage of the large labor reserve they now have, because they have too many people. They take advantage of the need” Andrés Barbosa, former rappitendero and president of UnidApp, confessed to Vorágine in 2021 that, as a result of poor user ratings or problems with external errors in orders or delays in preparing food in restaurants, he denounces that many delivery men they block and lower their rating, which leads to problems with their daily or consolidated income at the end of the month.
Rappi launched the FIFO model, with the what they reduce the time in which the domiciliaries go to each restaurant and give them the first order that is ready, no matter how far it has to be taken and without telling them how much they will earn for it. The company's argument is that by reducing the waiting time in an establishment they can make many more orders per hour.
With this scenario in mind, the domiciliaries will be planted in Bogotá in the Carulla supermarket on 85th street from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. bound for the administrative offices of Rappi on Calle 93, for which the vice president of UnidApp, Jhonniell Colina, describes as invalid international standards of decent work.
From his Twitter account , Colina published the main list of demands to negotiate after the national blackout with the following message:
Work on the platforms poses challenges due to working conditions. Especially since workers receive low incomes, unfair cancellation of workers' accounts and limited access to social protection.
List of demands in the absence of a national dialogue table between Rappi workers and company directors/(Twitter: @Jhonniell4)