Amazon’s Drivers Are Employees Too, Spanish Judge Says

This is the first time a court has found against the e-commerce giant’s Amazon Flex service, according to a note published by labor union UGT.

Amazon Flex, which began in the US in 2015 and expanded to Spain three years later, paid drivers to deliver packages in their own vehicles. It ceased operations in 2021 soon before Spain passed a law to turn delivery riders into employees.

Spain has now made it clear - any gig work = employees

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Yeah I think this is where this is all going. This could get expensive for Amazon, or it could push them to use local carriers instead for these markets.

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Similar movements against other delivery gig economy operators in the UK.