The Popular Party is once again asking for help from companies such as Glovo and Deliveroo, condemned for using false self-employed workers, regarding the entry into force of the so-called ‘Rider Law’. The party led by Pablo Casado has asked the Ministry of Labor led by Vice President Yolanda Díaz for aid for companies “affected” by the implementation of the standard.
Glovo and Deliveroo challenge the entry into force of the Rider Act by keeping self-employed couriers
This is how deputy José Ignacio Echániz has spread it on his social networks. The parliamentarian has registered a battery of questions in Congress, together with the spokesman for the Labor PP, Diego Movellán, and Javier Bas, the Europa Press agency collects.
The questions raise the possibility of promoting economic compensation to companies affected by possible losses in activity and billing derived from the entry into force of the new ‘Rider Law’, as well as a subsidy or benefit to workers who are no longer hired by digital platforms, indicates the agency. Echániz only highlights aid for companies on Twitter.
Meanwhile, since the law came into force on August 12, several protests have been organized by Glovo distributors who denounce that the multinational makes them compete with lower prices in the new “unprecedented” model of freelancers that it has launched and with which he is reluctant to hire the messengers.
It should be remembered that the PP appealed to the Constitutional law the legislation that aims to end the abuse of false self-employed in these digital delivery platforms, which they affirm that the use of the decree-law is exceeded. The appeal was filed after the one announced by Vox, in the same sense.
The PP asked for a millionaire amnesty for companies
It is not the first time that the PP has requested financial support from digital delivery companies, whose labor history in Spain is characterized by years of persecution by the Labor Inspectorate for the abuse of false self-employed workers, which has ended in court with sentences to the Supreme Court (in the case of Glovo and Deliveroo) that recognize the workforce of the couriers.
During the parliamentary processing of the Rider Law, the PP and the PdeCAT presented an amendment in which it was intended to carry out a millionaire amnesty for companies, to which they wanted to forgive the money owed in unpaid social security contributions to Social Security. When the standard was approved, it amounted to around 26 million euros. The amendment did not go through, as reported El Periódico.
In addition to the new questions presented by the party, the PP has registered the request for the appearance of the Vice President of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, in Congress to account for the impact of the entry into force of this regulation. The party also wants to know what actions the Labor and Social Security Inspectorate is taking to comply with this rule.
The PP also asks Vice President Díaz for explanations for the loss of “more than 4,000 jobs” which, he says, will mean the cessation of the Deliveroo company’s activity in Spain, Europa Press collects. Deliveroo while rushing its last steps in Spain. The company told elDiario.es that it would continue to operate with its model invalidated by the courts for using false freelancers despite the entry into force of the new legislation. In September he plans to start consultations to leave the country, for which he will discharge the workers and it seems that he intends to undertake an ERE, according to sources in the sector.