greater than 150 former couriers assault Frichti on the industrial tribunal for hid work | EUROtoday

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Undocumented delivery drivers from the Frichti company demonstrate to demand the regularization of their situation, June 8, 2020, in Paris.

“The delivery guy was nothing but a mop. They abused everyone, they mistreated ussummarizes Sékou Fokolo, undocumented bicycle deliveryman for the grocery and home meal delivery company Frichti, between 2021 and 2023. We sometimes had to go up to the sixth floor without an elevator to deliver a pack of water or beer, and if we refused or if the customer complained, we were threatened with deletion of our account. However, we were told in interviews that the limit was the third floor. »

On May 23, a large group of former Frichti couriers, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa like Mr. Fokolo, expressed their disappointment and determination before the Paris industrial tribunal. That day, around fifty of them were to open the ball for a wave of more than 150 self-employed ex-delivery workers, who will gradually ask the judges for recognition of the existence of an employment contract over periods of time. 'extending from 2017 to 2023, and damages for unfair dismissal and concealed employment.

This hearing having been postponed until December, the date of June 4 marks the official start of these disputes, with five new plaintiffs. On the other hand, it is the Salary Guarantee Agency which operates the defense, because the start-up no longer exists: it has suffered from the collapse of the salary ecosystem. “quick commerce”, which promised to ship groceries in round twenty minutes. Frichti was in reality purchased successively by Gorillas, then by Getir, each of which had been liquidated. In the autumn of 2023, Frichti was taken over by La Belle Vie, which retained the model and a part of the workforce.

Fake Siren quantity

This process follows a primary group of 105 supply males, who attacked Frichti for a similar causes in 2020 and concluded a transaction, in the summertime of 2022, for a mean sum of 15,000 euros per individual. The second brings collectively all of the supply individuals who arrived later within the construction or who had been too afraid to hitch the primary wave. They all describe their ” recruitment “ by different undocumented immigrants, within the title of Frichti, who then turns a blind eye to their standing. Most of them then receive a false Siren quantity to register on the appliance: that is the case of Adama Konaté, who “didn’t have[t] no different alternative » if he needed to earn his dwelling: “They instructed us they knew the place they got here from [n]os paperwork, and that if we tried to display, they’d inform the police. »

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