Spain fines delivery app Glovo for labor law breaches

Madrid, Sep 21 (EFE).- Spain’s labor ministry has slapped a hefty 79 million euro fine on delivery company Glovo for violating a law that requires food delivery platforms to formally hire employees.

Labor minister Yolanda Díaz told reporters that following an inspection, some 10,600 riders had not been issued formal labor contracts by Glovo under Spain’s new labor laws targeting delivery companies.

“The weight of the law is going to fall on this company as has happened with the labor inspection,” Díaz told reporters after a meeting in parliament.

The minister accused Glovo of obstructing the ministry’s investigation, something Díaz said was very grave given companies also have to comply with existing laws.

“For this reason we have acted against this company regularizing more than 10,600 workers and with a very hefty fine that reaches almost 79 million euros.”

Spain passed a law requiring food delivery platforms to ensure all employees, including drivers, were signed to formal labor contracts.

Until the law was passed in 2021, most delivery platforms hired drivers on a freelance basis. EFE


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