Share on twitter David Marin-Guzman by Food delivery service Foodora fired one of its cyclists for refusing to hand over control of an encrypted chat group that its workers were using to talk about pay and conditions.
Mr Klooger set up the invite-only "Teamchat Foodora Melbourne" in 2016 via the encrypted messaging service Telegram to allow cyclists to exchange tips about the job and swap shifts.
But after Foodora removed base rates and set pay at $7 a delivery, cyclists started using the group to talk about pay and conditions and to find out what other similar jobs were paying.
The company requested that Mr Klooger "immediately leave the groups so that Foodora can become owner by recreating them with the contractor network".
Unfair dismissal claim a test case The TWU has filed an unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission on behalf of Mr Klooger as well as another Foodora cyclist, Avi Winner, who was sacked for "inactivity".