July 2018 | Ex-delivery rider takes on Foodora in Australian first

Date: 3 July 2018

Source: SBS

The Fair Work Commission is hearing the case of a dismissed delivery rider in what’s believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, and a test of the legality surrounding the gig economy.

Joshua Klooger, 28, began working for Foodora in Melbourne in 2016. He alleges he was unfairly dismissed in March 2018 when he started speaking publically about his pay and working conditions.

“They seem to just be focused on … the business owners and the stakeholders,” he told SBS News on Tuesday.

“[Foodora] doesn’t care at all about the workers who do the hard work,”