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Uber Eats in Italy investigated over alleged migrant worker exploitation

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jeffrey1987
73 Driver
 Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

It is alleged by prosecutors that a migrant who worked as a rider for one week in May, for a total of 68 hours, earned only €179.50.

“My pay was always €3 per delivery, regardless of the day or the time,” one migrant claimed to prosecutors.

According to Paolo Storari, the prosecutor leading the investigation, riders were also “robbed” of voluntary tips left by some customers. Some migrants were “punished” with an “arbitrary reduction in their compensation if they violated the terms of their agreement”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/13/uber-eats-in-italy-under-investigation-for-alleged-exploitation-of-migrant-workers

 

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    blackandyellow
    143
     11 months ago

    There needs to be more information here. For instance, how many deliveries did this man complete in the 68 hours he worked? He could have just been sitting on the app for hours at a time and counting that as hours worked with no deliveries.

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    breakingbread
    268 Rider Driver
     11 months ago

    Not sure what they mean by "suffered degrading work conditions"? I mean every uber drivers suffers from the degrading nature of the work, I hardly think that is unique to these Italy Uber Eats drivers.

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    chipsavoy
    140
     11 months ago

    Sooo are the specifically targeting migrant workers? I didn't see anything in the article about migrants being recruited?