Delivery drivers used by Amazon are fighting for improved employment rights. They argue they are doing the equivalent of an employed person’s role, with fixed hours, without the benefits. Similarly, outsourcers’ trainees claim they are being treated as ‘indentured labour’ with the expectation that they will train for no salary and then remain with the company for two years or risk a £20,000 fee. This might happen more frequently, given the trend for young people to turn away from union membership to support them in their employment rights.
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