Angry French food couriers deliver protest at pay change

The meal delivery company Deliveroo, which uses 7,500 couriers across France, is ending its system of paying its riders by the hour. This has led to protests from many of the food couriers who say they will end up earning hundreds of euros a month less. As Dan Israel reports, the move also shines a light on the precarious livelihoods of those working in this and other sections of the 'gig' economy.

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Food couriers working for the delivery company Deliveroo have staged protests outside the company's offices in Bordeaux. The 50 riders or so who took part in the demonstrations on July 28th, 31st and August 1st, are angry at changes in the way that they are being paid and claim some of them will be losing up to 600 euros a month as a result.

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