As confirmed by sources from the Ministry of Labor, these are actions carried out by the Labor and Social Security Inspectorate (ITSS) in Glovo Madrid.
The sanction proposals, advanced by Cadena Ser, respond to two irregularities.
On the one hand, 7,022 lack of registration of workers in the Social Security for an amount of 32.9 million to which is added the settlement certificate, which responds to the lack of contribution of these workers in the General Social Security Scheme and that amounts to 19 million.
More than 200 million in fines
In addition, 5.2 million euros have been sanctioned for irregular work by foreigners without the corresponding work permit, a measure that affects 813 people.
In total, Glovo Spain accumulates 205.3 million in fines (infringement records and settlement records) that affect 37,348 workers.
The company, founded in 2015 in Barcelona, operates in the home delivery sector in a total of 1,500 cities spread over 25 countries.
Glovo will appeal the Work sanction
The delivery company Glovo “is going to appeal” the proposed sanction imposed by the Labor Inspectorate, according to what company sources have told EFE.
Regarding the file, Glovo has alleged that the inspected period to which it refers is prior to the entry into force of the so-called Rider Law -which has been applied since August 2021-.
The so-called Rider Law was approved with the aim of ending the use of “false self-employed” as delivery drivers, forcing them to be hired as employees.
In this sense, Glovo’s sources have argued that considering that it is not a consequence of that law, the sanction proposal refers to “an operating model that no longer exists in Spain.”
After the publication of the law in the Official State Gazette, Glovo announced that it would keep most of its distributors as self-employed under a new relationship model.
“There is no report from the Labor Inspection or any type of judicial ruling on the new unpublished model currently available in Spain,” according to Glovo’s sources on Tuesday.
Díaz demands that Glovo comply with the law and points to criminal proceedings
The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has demanded this Tuesday that Glovo comply with the current legality in the hiring of its workers and has recalled that the latest reform of the penal code contemplates penalties for this type of breach.
In statements to the media in the Congress of Deputies, Díaz has insisted that “no company in Spain, no matter how large or small, is going to be outside the law”, and has urged Glovo to comply after the new sanctions of 57 million euros imposed by the Labor Inspectorate for the use of false self-employed workers and irregular employment of foreigners.
Díaz also recalled the latest reform of the penal code, which contemplates prison sentences of up to 6 years for those who impose illegal conditions on workers “through their hiring under formulas unrelated to the employment contract”, that is, false self-employed workers, or for those who hire without a work permit or without registering with Social Security.
“We will act with the full weight of the law,” the vice president has stressed.