Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon UK while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation has found. Staff have so little time for stops they snatch meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles kept in their vans, the newspaper claims.
An Amazon spokesman told the Sunday Mirror: “Over 100 businesses across the UK are providing work opportunities to thousands of people delivering parcels to customers. We are committed to ensuring that the people contracted by our independent delivery providers are fairly compensated, treated with respect, follow all applicable laws and driving regulations and drive safely. Our delivery providers are expected to ensure drivers receive a minimum £12 per hour before deductions and excluding bonuses, incentives and fuel reimbursements.”