On Wednesday, April 14, the appeal hearing took place in the case that FNV had filed against Deliveroo. Deliveroo has again succeeded in applying yet another delaying tactic. During the hearing she managed to surprise both the court and the FNV with new arguments. After a suspension, the court decided to adjourn the hearing.
With the new arguments Deliveroo tries to argue that it does not fall under the Collective Labor Agreement for Professional Goods Transport. The arguments were so technical that the FNV was given the space to respond in writing.
The FNV will certainly take the opportunity and indicate that the new arguments are irrelevant. Deliveroo is a food delivery service. That is clear to everyone, except for Deliveroo itself apparently. After the written response from the FNV, the court will decide whether Deliveroo will be given permission to introduce this new point at this late stage in the proceedings.
The FNV is disappointed that there is still no justice for Deliveroo's meal deliverers. They now have to continue on the road for too low a wage and with insecurity about work. The FNV is not surprised by this Deliveroo promotion. Deliveroo has drawn this card before. Prior to the hearing, she did a 'pre-challenge'. As a result, new counselors had to be appointed. Deliveroo also previously switched law firms.