Spain: Delivery app Glovo fined €79 million for breaching labour law that requires it to hire workers formally
"Spain fines delivery app Glovo €79 million for labour law breaches", 22 Sep 2022
Delivery company Glovo was fined €79 million by Spain’s labour ministry for violating a law that requires food delivery platforms to hire employees formally.
Labour authorities imposed the record fine for having recruited 10,614 workers as “false self-employed” (“falsos autónomos”) and not as formal or permanent employees, thus violating the Iberian country’s Social Security law.
On Wednesday, Spanish Labour Minister Yolanda Díaz (Unidas Podemos/GUE-NGL) accused Glovo of “violating” the labour rights of its workers and of “obstructing” investigations of the Labour Inspectorate, something she described as “extremely serious” in a social and democratic State, in which companies “have to comply with the law,” EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Glovo was founded in Barcelona in 2015. It is an on-demand service that purchases and delivers products via its mobile app. Food delivery is its most popular service.
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