A turnaround in the food delivery industry from restaurants: 1,400 Ten Bis curriers joined the Histadrut intending to regulate their employment terms for the first time through a collective agreement.
Unlike its main competitor in the field, there are employee-employer relations between Ten Bis curriers and the company, and they are considered employees. Along with the initial terms of employment provided to them, the workers' unions in the Histadrut want to receive, among other things, the introduction of premiums for a basic wage, payment of Saturday hours according to the real wage, regulation of delivery distances, basic welfare conditions and a commitment to minimum working hours.
Another primary demand made by the workers is special courier insurance that will take care of them in case of disaster, especially in the run-up to winter. Many workers testify that they felt alone after having accidents and did not receive an adequate company response. The employees that unionized workers are employed by Scuber, a subsidiary of Ten Bis that employs the curriers.
The process of joining the Histadrut has taken off in recent weeks. A few days ago, it moved to the public phase, accompanied by activities on social networks that show curriers telling the reasons that led to joining and calling on more curriers to join the Histadrut. So far, more than 50% of the workers have signed up to join the Histadrut sent a letter regarding the Histadrut's representation to Ten Bis CEO, Tomer Pepper.
Ten Bis is a long-standing company in the economy that sells to many employees, especially in the high-tech industries, using a rechargeable magnetic card distributed by employers that allows them to subsidize meals for their employees. Also, the company operates a well-known service for ordering deliveries on its website and application. In recent times, the company has grown even more and has also become a seller in many homes, with the Corona crisis significantly increasing the volume of orders from restaurants. Hundreds of newly recruited workers Ten Bis wearing the typical orange uniforms have provided food deliveries to the Israeli public, which has been in lockdown in recent months following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten Bis provides catering tickets to thousands of companies and provides delivery service to thousands of restaurants in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Holon, Bat Yam, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, and Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Haifa, Jerusalem, Netanya, Givatayim, and Rishon Lezion.
The organization activity of Ten Bis employees on social networks is accompanied by employees who share their reasons for promoting the process. For example, Adam Steiner, chairman of the action committee, 33-year-old who has been working for a year and a half at Ten Bis, testifies: It's time to take care of our job security. "
Shuki Rocha, 43, who has been working for over a year with Ten Bis, says: "If there is one thing that bothers me, it is the attitude towards us employees, why should we feel type B, that all the management sits in its offices and treats us as transparent? I expect humane treatment."
Adi Lehavi, 24, who has been working for half a year at Ten Bis: "We are in an era of economic instability, people are looking for fair employment as a source of income to ensure our job security and economic stability and give every employee the conditions and protection he needs. I joined the committee to ensure the curriers' working conditions and regulate the currier market in Israel."
The process of unionization is accompanied by representatives of the Histadrut's Workers' Division and members of the Ten Bis action committee.