A Madrid court upholds fine on Amazon for distributing 2,100 fake self-employed

The Social Court No. 14 of Madrid approved the performance of the Labor Inspectorate. and confirmed it Amazon Between 2017 and 2019, it was deploying with a fleet of fake freelancers.. Specifically, the ‘business police’ were able to prove it after a police complaint. UGT, Around 2,166 workers were affected in the Spanish capitalAdded 2,000 more people identified at the El Prat logistics center in Barcelona. The Madrid judge upheld the Inspection minutes and the millionaire requirement for unpaid Social Security contributions. Amazon sources consulted say they are investigating whether to appeal the court order.

The facts examined by the judge date back to a complaint made more than three years ago that referred to the old Amazon delivery model. amazon flexible. Accordingly, workers registered as self-employed would travel throughout the day to multinational warehouses to pick up their packages and deliver them to buyers’ homes. They got Amazon’s fees – some Estimated hour 14 euros– He marked them before they could negotiate, and as confirmed by the sentence, all packages had to be geolocated by the logistics giant that controls the delivery routes.

Therefore, the judge considered that the relationship between the deliverers and the company founded by Jeff Bezos was more employee-specific because the former was subordinated to the latter. And Amazon has folded in this model to save on Social Security fees because they’re paid for by the deliverer, not the company, and don’t have to deal with sick leave, vacations, or vacations, among others.

It is a practice implemented by various companies known as ‘.business economicsIn Spain it was censored like Glovo or Uber. In fact, the Madrid judges refer to the previous sentences of these two companies at both the Spanish and European level in their decisions.

The giant of the supplierless trade

Amazon itself”logistics actor” and hesitant to have any affiliation with delivery or courier services. Thousands of packages with his logo travel the roads of Spain, but the largest e-commerce company on the planet does not operate in Spain with any directly hired delivery people on its staff.

The distribution and distribution model has mutated over time. Initially, they tested the “Flex” free model, which officially overcame the paradox of the world’s largest e-commerce company not having any rental delivery people in all of Spain.

Now Amazon is distributing through the model christened ‘.DPS‘. It consists of offering small business people the opportunity to set up a fleet of vans and outsource the delivery process to them. With an initial investment of less than 50,000 euros, it allows them to receive annual invoices in excess of one million.

They claim from the multinational that they have no control over their distribution processes and that the task in question is completely outsourced. However, according to a study published by ‘eldiario.es’, Amazon plans its routes, knows where the couriers are at all times, monitors and periodically evaluates the delivery process, rewards the most efficient and punishes the least through its algorithms. .

Source: Informacion


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