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13 Oct 2021
Drivers Delivering for Amazon in the UK Seek Employee Rights
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A renowned law firm in the UK has launched a massive human rights campaign against the delivery giant, Amazon Inc. According to the firm, all British drivers working for the company are entitled to minimum wage and other basic benefits.
The law firm has stated that all of the 3000 employees who are currently classified as self-employed and are making deliveries through the “Delivery Service Partners” should have their status changed and must receive basic benefits such as sick pay and leaves.
Around 140 million pounds are expected in compensation. The law firm further stated, “Drivers delivering for Amazon have to work set shifts and book time off, yet Amazon claim they are self-employed.”
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled against Uber in a case regarding worker rights. Amazon issued a statement saying, “We are committed to ensuring these drivers are fairly compensated by the delivery companies they work with and are treated with respect and this is reflected by the positive feedback we hear form our drivers every day.”