The food delivery market is set for a bit of a shake-up, with Foodora to leave Australia at the end of the month.
In a statement released this afternoon, it was announced that Foodora would no longer be operating.
"It has been a privilege to bring the food you love right to your door,” country manager at Foodora Australia Jeroen Willems said.
"The company will fully utilise its resources to ensure employees find suitable alternative roles, as well as support partners and contractors during this transition.
"The company, which has been a part of the Australian market since 2015, will start
winding down services and close by August 20th, 2018."
There is a case before the Fair Work Commission questioning whether delivery riders are considered contractors or employees, which would impact on fair pay and protections against unfair dismissal.
The Transport Workers' Union has accused Foodora of "ceasing operations in Australia to avoid responsibility for paying its riders millions of dollars in backpay as a results of wage theft", claiming that a survey of riders has demonstrated that three in four riders are paid below minimum rates.