The Rider Act enters into force with the first complaints

The so-called Rider Ley, which obliges food platforms at home to hire the dealers that until now operated as self-employed, entered into force yesterday with th

The Rider Act enters into force with the first complaints

The so-called Rider Ley, which obliges food platforms at home to hire the dealers that until now operated as self-employed, entered into force yesterday with the companies making juggling, and also with the first complaints for non-compliance.

The term they had to adapt to the new regulation, approved in the month of May, ended yesterday, but most had already announced that it would opt for formulas as subcontracting part of the riders or regularize only part of them.

The unions yesterday asked the Government to ensure the fulfillment of the law so that it is not on wet paper, while from the Ministry of Labor it is insisted that the regulation is to fulfill it and that all the available tools will be used to achieve that this way be.

Some of the platforms continue to pour a pulse to the government and court, which had already declared false autonomous to the distributors of these companies. It is the case of Glovo, for example, that it has said that it will only hire 2,000 riders, 20% of the total, but that the rest, around 8,000 will continue to operate as self-employed. To avoid regularizing them, they change some nuances in their work dynamics (they can give up orders, connect to the application at the time they want ...).

Another of the platforms, Deliveroo, which announced two weeks ago that its activity would cease in Spain after submitting it first to consult the workers and riders, has also said that while the process will ensure that the dealers are high in safety Social, but they will continue to operate as autonomous.

Uber Eats has finally opted to subcontract them, although unions denounce illegal assignment of workers. Just Eat, on the other hand, has a kind of mixed model: it has a network of managers in staff and another group that work for third parties.

The platform, in addition, is the only one that is negotiating with UGT and CCOO a collective agreement of the Delivery sector, which would be the first in Spain.

The Law, the result of the Agreement that the Ministry of Labor, Trade Unions and employers were reached last March of March, published on May 12 in the Official State Bulletin (BOE) and gave a period of three months to platforms to adapt. Although this grace period ended yesterday, these companies have been hurrying times to adapt but without regularizing the totality of the riders, a figure that is unknown because neither the companies themselves.

The Law affects all digital platforms dedicated to the distribution of any product and its workers, not just those of food at home.

The Secretary of Labor, Joaquín Pérez, said last week that the law will be fulfilled and sources close to the Ministry explain that the Law has just entered into force and that will have to wait a few days to check if it is being applied.

The first complaints for non-compliance have already arrived, however. At the moment, in Catalonia CCOO has presented two before the Labor Inspection against Glovo for violating the labor rights of its workers and "challenge the Rider Law openly without making an attempt to adapt to regulations," the Europe Press Agency reports.

For its part, the Office SBO Lawyers plans to bring individual demands accumulated against Uber Eats for breaking the existing employment relationship with the autonomous, and by "illegal assignment" of subcontractors.

The CCOO and UGT unions requested the Government to the inspection of work and the courts that extreme surveillance for the fulfillment of the law so that "do not stay on wet paper".

Updated Date: 12 August 2021, 21:16

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