Vox has announced that it will resort to the so-called Rider Law to combat the abuse of false freelancers on digital delivery platforms such as Glovo, Deliveroo and Uber Eats, among others. The far-right party will appeal to the Constitutional Court the royal decree law approved in May by the Executive, after agreeing on the regulations with employers and unions in social dialogue. The legislation aims to strengthen the employment of these repatidores, especially after the ruling of the Supreme Court that considered that the ‘riders’ were false self-employed.
Six years, 18,000 false freelancers detected and almost 50 convictions later: the Rider Law arrives
The deputy Juan José Aizcorbe Torra has been in charge of announcing Vox’s appeal of the legislation, whose validation is voted on Thursday in the Congress of Deputies. The forecast is that the royal decree law be validated and go ahead.
Aizcorbe has justified the appeal because the parliamentary group considers that the conditions of urgency and necessity are not met for the legislation to go ahead with the formula of the royal decree law. However, the deputy has broken down Vox’s argument against the rule, which is the same as that of multinational delivery companies that have been sanctioned by the Labor Inspectorate and the courts for using false self-employed workers, such as Glovo, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Stuart. That is to say: that a new figure of the “digital self-employed” be created, so that these companies continue to use their self-employed model after the Supreme Court’s convictions.
“What do they want to tell us? That the Supreme Court has been wrong?” Reacted the third vice president of the government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, to the announcement of the appeal. Díaz has defended the regulation to reinforce the labor status of these workers and has recalled, as dictated by the Supreme Court, that the condition of salaried and self-employed person “is not eligible”, but is governed by the real conditions in which a certain person works. job.
The distribution on digital platforms in these companies has been widely invalidated in the courts, up to two judgments of the Supreme Court, and by the Labor Inspectorate, which mostly concluded that companies organize and direct riders through their algorithms, for what are salaried and not self-employed.