ARTE Re: Couriers at the limit? Moving hot merchandise

ARTE, 2017, 30 min.

The job is dangerous and pays little more than the minimum wage. Bike couriers carrying pink or turquoise, thermally insulated boxes on their backs are a new phenomenon on the streets of big European cities. Their cargo: hot food from restaurants for customers who order meals on the Internet for home delivery.

The bicycle couriers ride for the rival start-ups “Deliveroo” and “Foodora” – in 12 European countries. Now, the food deliverers are fighting for better working conditions. Arte Re shows their normal working conditions, and how a trans-national industrial dispute is gathering momentum.

Director: Simone Brannahl
Content editor: Monika Schäfer (NDR/ARTE)
Producer: Nadja Frenz
Production company: Vincent TV