Registration of Amazon Flex deliverers

In 2019, the Spanish trade union (Unión General de TrabajadoresUGT) filed a complaint with the Madrid labour inspectorate against the Amazon Flex platform, considering that it commits fraud around the figure of the bogus self-employed, since the workers use their own cars.

In October 2020, the labour inspectorate has officially registered 4,066 Amazon Flex delivery workers who worked as self-employed workers in the general Social Security regime. The ruling requires Amazon to pay over €6 million in unpaid social security contributions.

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  • Article, Court ruling
  • Spain
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Amazon
  • employment status, social protection
  • Spanish
  • 2021
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