Cartoon of 27/07/2019 in CTXT
Translation of the cartoon:
“We can celebrate the sentence, but the fact that the status of an employee has to be recognised in a court of law is terrible news”
Social Security and 529 delivery drivers win the first macro lawsuit against Deliveroo in Spain.
The sentence the decision against Deliveroo, which can still be appealed before the High Court of Justice of Madrid, establishes that there is an employment relationship. Its delivery drivers are salaried and not self-employed, so the company will have to pay Social Security for them.
“I declare, with the corresponding legal effects, that the co-defendant workers were subject to an employment relationship with Roofoods Spain during the time in which they respectively rendered their services in the period covered by the liquidation act, condemning the aforementioned company to stand and pass for it”.
This is not the first judgement against Deliveroo in this sense, in June 2018 a court in Valencia ruled for the first time that one of its workers was false self-employed, that he had established an employment relationship with the company and that his dismissal had been unfair and not null and void.
Update 01/08/2019. In Glovo, more of the same:
The TSJA endorses that between the delivery drivers and Glovo “there is an employment relationship”
The High Court of Justice of Asturias (TSJA) affirms that between the delivery drivers and Glovo – a company dedicated to the delivery – there is “an employment relationship” by dismissing in its entirety the appeal filed by the firm against a judgment that condemned them for the unfair dismissal of one of its employees. Source.
Update 04/08/2019. And not only in Spain:
Argentina’s justice system rules against Glovo and two other delivery platforms
A ruling requires the companies to consider as part of their workforce hundreds of employees who today are only “collaborators”. Source
Glovo forced to hire 180 workers in Granada
The Social Security has forced Glovo
to hire 180 delivery workers who were working as false self-employed in Granada.