The work of the reform project presented by the Government of the President of the Republic, Gustavo Pedro, asks the workers to connect directly with the digital platforms through which they work, such as Rappi, so that everyone can obtain the benefits agreed by law. Among these are health, pension, premiums and transportation allowances.
Rappitendero earns about $2.3 million a month if he only works six days a week and between seven and eight hours a day. From Monday to Friday you can earn between $70,000 and $80,000 per day, while on weekends you can get between $90,000 and $100,000.
If labor reform is to take place as currently proposed, rap must hire every single worker directly, providing all the benefits of every other worker. If the said average is taken as a basis, the employer will pay a transportation allowance of $140,606; social security, for $387,550; and social benefits, for $502,243. In total, each address would cost the company $3.30 million.
Rappitenderos have expressed disagreements with some of the key points of labor reform. Alvaro Velásquez, leader of a group of workers against direct contracting and rapistendero, said “we are workers’ tribunal not against labor reform. We want to change Chapter Six so that the term employment is removed because this will affect more than 140,000 people who will lose their jobs. We do not want any kind of employment relationship.
Simon Borrero, CEO of Rappi in an interview with FM said that this policy will leave 90% of rapitenders without income. For Borreo, the reform of Rappi would make a company that is “forced to hire employees, which, as it is written, is the only thing that would work financially and in this way, out of 150,000 people who received income. the company in the last six months, only 10,000 to 15,000 people be left with opportunities.
According to the CEO of Rappi, 130,000 people would lose their jobs on the platform due to the correction, because “the old model of formality wants to prevail in order to realize the benefits of flexibility and complementary income that so many people in Colombia need.”
The tension between the National Government and Rappi
The Minister of Labor, Gloria Inés Ramírez confirmed that “CEO de Rappi is calling for us to take the technical table that he shares or to remove the table and see each other in the streets as he says. That congregation has more than US$ one thousand million, it seems unfair to me that they do not have a way to give guarantees to their workers”.
On the other hand, Ramírez expressed that all independent workers must have a “deer” (a form of integral contribution Liquidation), so that contributions can be made to the social security system and include the lay people. Therefore, the minister said that he would do it “if this is fulfilled, but believe me, we will proceed as we must”.