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Amazon's Subcontractor UK Express Under Fire for Unfair Treatment of Drivers

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by Erik, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Erik


    Sep 26, 2012
    This should come as troublesome news. One should expect that when a company tied to a big name such as Amazon will have very good working standards for their staff, regardless of position, to ensure good quality service.

    UK Express, a transportation subcontractor of Amazon, which is tasked to deliver Amazon goods, is under fire lately because of the mistreatment of their drivers. A probe has revealed that at times, the drivers do not get paid for weeks, and to avoid legal obligations, are just signing up drivers as self-employed agents.

    What's more infuriating about this is that drivers are required to pay the company for hiring delivery vans during their shifts. Should you own a van, the company says you may use them, but whistleblowers said that should you choose that route, you will be provided with less shifts.

    As Barry Scade, a whistleblower of the company, mentioned:

    It would be poor if Amazon will not act on this. True that this is a third party company, but the giant could haggle with UK Express to ensure that the drivers will be treated fairly.

    I feel terrible for these poor drivers, trying to earn a decent wage yet being played by the company. Further legal action should be dealt immediately, and provide proper compensation to the people affected.

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