Taken for a ride: the angry mood of Deliveroo food couriers in France

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Couriers working for the meal delivery service are angry at the new rates of pay that they now receive, which they say will leave many of them worse off than before. They are particularly upset that the minimum payment of 4.5 euros a delivery has been axed. Rouguyata Sall joined Deliveroo riders as they took their protest to local restaurants in central Paris.

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This summer self-employed couriers working for the online meal delivery service Deliveroo in Paris have been staging a series of protests about a change to their payments system they say is cutting their income. When Mediapart came to observe one such action on August 7th around 100 riders and their supporters had gathered in Place de la République in the centre of the French capital to vent their anger over the changes.