Deliveroo confirms it will leave Spain

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Deliveroo confirms it will leave Spain
Deliveroo confirms it will leave Spain. image: twitter

Deliveroo confirms it will leave Spain

Deliveroo, the home delivery company, has confirmed today, Thursday, November 18, that it will definitely leave Spain. This decision was allegedly reached after the company consulted with its employees in the country. As of next November 29, they will cease trading in Spain.

A statement from Deliveroo thanked all the restaurants and ‘riders’ for their collaboration. They said the company was proud to have been a “lifeline” for delivery people during the pandemic. It is believed that a series of compensation packages have been agreed upon for both employees and riders.

The delivery company had already announced in July that it intended to leave Spain, after the approval of the so-called “rider law”. This law would force have forced Deliveroo to convert all their distributors into employees or to subcontract fleets of ‘riders’ to third-party companies.

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They have also alleged “difficulties for the viability of its business”, as another reason behind the decision to leave Spanish territory. Their departure will affect, according to CCOO, some 4,000 workers linked to the multinational, as reported by lasprovincias.es.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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