Just Eat to axe 1,700 jobs and rely on gig economy workers for deliveries

Delivery giant Just Eat has announced it is to axe 1,700 jobs as it ceases to employ its delivery riders and drivers.

The service said it will use entirely gig economy workers to deliver food in the UK, as opposed to the hybrid system of employees and self-employed workers.

Delivery staff have been given six weeks notice with pay.

It comes after the company saw a 9% slump in customer numbers last year as diners returned to pubs and restaurants.

A further 170 people working in Just Eat’s operational department are also impacted.

Articles You May Like

2024 Belmont Stakes: How to watch, horses, odds, favorites
Parties ‘tying themselves in knots’ ruling out tax hikes, thinktank boss warns
Oil market ‘oversold’? Analysts and traders pin crude’s price plunge on demand, trading strategies
Emotional Amanda Knox insists: ‘I’m a victim’
Labour shadow minister struggles to rule out raising further taxes