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According to the New York Times, Parisian food-delivery couriers are exploiting desperate migrants as gig workers.


  1. What is the London-based platform similar to Uber eats?
  2. How large is the food-delivery industry in terms of Euros?
  3. Why is this exploitation and what percentage of earnings do courier brokers usually take of earnings from chat apps?
  4. Why does the article explain that these jobs have become more precarious?


Alderman, L. (2019). Food-Delivery Couriers Exploit Desperate Migrants in France. The New York Times, June 16 (Retrievable online at