Deliveroo has recently announced that it has worked with over 5,000 delivery riders nationwide, since it arrived in Ireland in 2015.
The on-demand food company, said that there are currently 1,000 riders regularly working with Deliveroo in Ireland and according to YouGov market research commissioned by Deliveroo, attitudes to the way people work in Ireland are changing.
The research revealed that over 50% of Deliveroo riders are students.
78% of respondents believe it is important to choose your own working hours when starting a new job, while 69% of people believe that technology has a positive impact on work.
"Deliveroo riders treat riding differently to traditional work, enjoying being in control of their own schedule and often using it to complement other forms of work," said Michael Healy, country manager, Deliveroo.
Flexible & Secure
The majority of the companies riders in Ireland work fewer than 15 hours per week.
Deliveroo recently called for updates to employment legislation which would allow companies operating in the on-demand economy to establish a Charter for Flexible & Secure Work.
Speaking about the company’s proposal for a Charter in Irish legislation, Healy added: "At Deliveroo we think that contractors deserve more security and benefits irrespective of their employment status, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of the freedom to choose when and where to work, which riders tell us they value above all else.”
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