Glovo Pays 21 Million Pounds In Social Security For Delivery Workers
2021-02-11 | by CusiGO
Glover has paid the social security bureau the money he owes him because the Labor Inspection Bureau has found a false self-employed person. According to people familiar with the matter, on December 28, just a few days before the end of 2020, the digital sharing platform has included 20.8 million euros in the social security fund.
Catalonia tried to delay payments further, although the Supreme Court made it clear in one case that “glovo is not just a middleman between the store and the deliveryman in purchasing services.”. The judges added in the judgment that the company “not only provides electronic intermediary services, including contacting consumers (customers) and real self-employed persons, but also coordinates and organizes productive services.”.
The Ministry of social security rejected the last request for an extension made in October and started a compulsory procedure to recover outstanding debts within a voluntary period.
At the company, they point out that they continue to “defend their model in Spain” but also want to maintain “a smooth dialogue to resolve and clarify any administrative issues.”. They added that what they do is support the amount of social security owed, which may vary depending on the end of the open judicial process and its outcome.
Nearly 21 million of them are records provided by the Labor Supervision Bureau in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Since the end of 2017, a series of documents have been published, finally announcing that the deliveryman of the digital sharing platform should be paid workers, not self-employed. This means that companies should let them withdraw from the general listing plan instead of listing themselves as self-employed.
According to a report last November, in the case of Glover, inspections led to the dismissal of more than 11000 workers in 2019 and 2020 alone. According to reports, most of these actions were complaints from trade unions in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Malaga, Granada, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Murcia or Cordoba (UGT, CC OO, sat, current de unidonal d’left de uvieu…).