The Finnish Courier Collective organises an alleycat race, the Alley SyndiCat race, with a labour movement theme. The race will include tough income political rounds, cooperative action, history of the labour movemet and struggles of the precariat, so be prepared to ride at least in Hakaniemi, Pasila, Sörnäinen and do stintches on the south side of Pitkäsilta [downtown Helsinki].
The democratically elected workers council of Hikipaja cottage industries decided, after reaching a consensus, to support the race with some prizes.
Preparations at 17:30–17:45 at Kumpu in the Kaisaniemi park and start at 18:00. As usual, bring a pen and a bag. The finish is at the bar Toveri (Castréninkatu 3) in Kallio.
The manifest will be available in Finnish and in English.
Follow the Yksivaihde thread for updates.
Aside from working on the Justice4Couriers campaign, we got a new domain and plan to update this site and blog more frequently.
We are a network of Finnish couriers working to improve conditions of couriers through mutual aid, solidarity, campaigns and labor struggle. This network was established by couriers active in the #justice4couriers, which seeks to repeal pay cuts issued by Foodora Finland in July 2018.
As Foodora has refused to negotiate with its couriers and has not addressed their demands, the campaign calls for a boycott of the company staring from the 5th of November onwards.
Our efforts are not limited to improving conditions of Foodora couriers. On the contrary, we encourage all couriers, whether self-employed, working as freelancers, under sham entrepreneur agreements or as employed, to join our collective.
Together we are strong!