Jitse Groen, the CEO of meal delivery company Just Eat Takeaway, intends to stop working with self-employed people. That said the Dutch internet entrepreneur Friday to the BBC.
The CEO prefers to work with salaried drivers. For example, these are better insured, receive holiday pay and accrue pension.
According to Groen, it is important that a large company such as Just Eat Takeaway provides the right staff conditions. According to the Dutch businessman, this also includes more certainties.
Just Eat Takeaway is the parent company of Thuisbezorgd.nl, among others.
He acknowledges that many deliverers have faced tougher working conditions during the corona crisis.
During the corona crisis, the number of orders from meal delivery companies such as Just Eat Takeway grew significantly. In the first six months of this year, the company processed 23 million orders in the Netherlands. That was 24 percent more than in the same period last year.