Amazon forced to register 4,000 delivery workers as workers (Amazon obligada a dar de alta como trabajadores a 4,000 repartidores)

The Genral Union of Workers (UGT) denounced Amazon’s way of distributing its packages through autonomous delivery drivers who used their own vehicles for their Amazon flex service. The labour inspector has now registered 4,000 people with social security who were previously wrongfully registered as self-employed working for Amazon Flex. In Madrid 2,100 people who were registered as self-employed are now registered with Amazon. The cost of unsatisfied contributions to the General Social Security Scheme is €3 million in addition to a fine. In Barcelona, a further 1,905 people are now registered and with the liquidation act this will cost a further €3 million. It is estimated that there are further cases in other provinces that have not yet been addressed.

Cadena de Suministro (2020), ‘Amazon forced to register 4,000 delivery workers as workers (Amazon obligada a dar de alta como trabajadores a 4,000 repartidores)’, Cadena de suministro, 15 October.

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