The food delivery platforms appeal against the Labor Inspectorate minutes which require the hiring of 60,000 riders

Glovo-Foodinho, Just Eat, Uber and Deliveroo, the four delivery platforms ended up at the center of the pilot investigation of the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office on the working conditions and safety of rider, they did appeal against the administrative minutes notified byLabor Inspectorate in which it was indicated that beyond 60mila ciclofattorini they must be regularized as “continuous coordinated” collaborators with all guarantees of subordinate workers. Uber Eats – just out of the judicial administration – she intends to join in the next few days. Also on the front of the disputes concerning the contravention of security breaches and the health of the riders is preparing a legal battle. If the companies, in fact, do not pay the fines (for a total of over 733 million euros) and do not fulfill the obligations envisaged, it will lead to trial.

For the deputy prosecutor Tiziana Siciliano and the prosecutor Maura Ripamonti, who investigate the phenomenon, all the positions open between 2016 and October 2020 must be considered as para-subordinate work. Therefore, all workers must be guaranteed protection and safety. In parallel, the pm Paolo Storari who is conducting an investigation for tax offenses. Platforms, on the other hand, continued to define self-employed riders. “The remarks raised regarding internal processes can hardly be ascribable – Glovo argues in a note – as underlined in the minutes of the National Labor Inspectorate, Article 2” of the Jobs Act “which applies the discipline of subordinate work to relationships of collaboration that take the form of exclusively personal, continuous and hetero-organized work performances “. For all platforms – with the exception of Just Eat which has announced its own hiring plan with an employment contract – the national contract signed by Assodelivery only with the trade union initials Ugl, which provides for this type of classification.

Meanwhile, the riders are getting organized. The ‘Rider X rights’ network, which includes trade unions from different cities, is organizing a day of mobilization for next March 26th. The invitation for the deliverymen is ad cross your arms throughout the day to paralyze deliveries. The appeal to citizens is not to order for solidarity from the Glovo, Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats apps for 24 hours and to boycott the service. bdr / mad

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