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Anti-fascist couriers form workers’ co-op in Rio

As a form of self-organisation and resistance, and driven by the principles of mutual support and solidarity, workers in Rio de Janeiro have launched the Despatronados delivery co-op. 

The initiative has come out of the Movement of Anti-Fascist Deliverers, an organisation which was formed in the wake of tough conditions around delivery services during the pandemic, calling for the apps which rule their lives to be reformed taking into account the reality of accidents and equipment failure without blocking people from earning entirely. Another major demand is that companies simply recognise and fulfil the need for couriers to eat lunch, rather than shrugging it off under the line that their staff are “entrepreneurs.”

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