Catalonia proposes 5.8 million fines to Amazon and several subcontractors for illegal employment of workers

500+ people working for others Business courier girls they must be a part of template Amazon in Barcelona and they are not. It is the result of an investigation conducted by Labor InspectionIt’s a body affiliated with the Generalitat of Catalonia, both of which have proposed fines totaling 5.8m euros. giant electronic trade and 17 subcontractors involved in this dynamic. accuses them illegal transfer workers.

According to the statement made by Ministry of Labor and Employment, supervisory agency recommends sanctions against Amazon’s Spanish logistics subsidiary (Amazon Road Freight Spain SL) around 3.2 million euros and the remaining companies with a total of 2.6 million euros. The second group includes, among others: Tips, Intermediate Crane, Internet Commerce Solutions, Transportcat Logisticsas well as various ETTs such as Randstad.

The Labor Inspectorate found that all of them “given 559 people working under conditions lower than their corresponding conditions”. hired directly by the multinational company“. Therefore, the idea is that the sanction affects all parties involved.

In the statement, “The inspection investigation that started in Barcelona last February has revealed that at least 559 workers have been assigned the distribution tasks of at least 559 workers,” the statement said. job insecurity, mainly in terms of monthly salary Yet job instability, besides not being legal representation“.

one time action breachhas the right to bring claims against all companies involved, in which case the competent body has six months to decide whether the fine is appropriate.

Previous sanctions

It is not the first time that the public administration has brought charges against the municipality. amazon business model. Going no further, in June 2020 the Labor Inspectorate had accused Amazon and four other delivery companies of the same crime, and Ara Vinc was already among those sanctioned. As ACN news agency recalls, Generalitat imposed twenty sanctions on Amazon for non-compliance with business regulations, totaling 1.1 million euros between 2019 and 2021. A dozen of these were due precisely to the illegal posting of workers.

Additionally, in this state case, the Labor Inspection concluded that around 4,000 Amazon deliverers between Madrid and Barcelona in October 2020 were fraudulent self-employed, in which Amazon would have to pay a contribution of around 6 million euros. Social Security. Remember, at the beginning of this year, data protection agency (AEPD), fined this same Spanish subsidiary of the tech giant another 2m euros for collecting information on the criminal records of workers.

Source: Informacion


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