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Eight in 10 online food delivery customers would pay extra so Deliveroo can provide its riders with sick pay and other rights

by LLB Reporter
20th Oct 17 11:40 am

New poll finds 

A new Survation poll on behalf of Organise found that nearly eight in 10 online food delivery customers (78 per cent) would pay extra for the delivery of their food in order for Deliveroo to provide its delivery riders with employment rights such as sick pay, holiday pay and the minimum wage.

The poll comes after Deliveroo’s UK and Ireland Managing Director appeared before Parliament’s Business Committee on the 10th October, telling MPs that giving its delivery riders such employment rights would add around £1 to each delivery.

Our poll found that, of those who have ordered takeaway food online in the last year and would be willing to pay more, over half (58 per cent) would be willing to pay at least the £1 estimated by Deliveroo, with more than a quarter (28 per cent) willing to pay £1.50 or more.

The poll also found that nearly two-thirds of people across the UK (63 per cent), regardless of their propensity to order takeaway food online, agreed with the principle that Deliveroo delivery riders should have access to employment rights such as sick pay, holiday pay and the minimum wage. Only 13 per cent did not think that they should have these rights, while just under a quarter (24 per cent) did not know. There was no a significant difference here between those that order takeaway food online and those who do not.

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