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Italy Just Forced Uber Eats, Three Other Companies, To Hire 60,000 Workers

• by Tyler Durden

The same ride sharing services that are constantly doing battle in the U.S. about whether or not they should be hiring their workers - a move that would cripple their cost structure and any hopes of future profitability for their respective businesses - are now fighting the same battles about their food delivery workers.

This time, the venue isn't California; it's Milan, where prosecutors said last week that four major food delivery companies had to officially hire more than 60,000 workers and pay 733 million euros in fines after investigations showed that working conditions for the delivery-people were inadequate, according to Reuters

The investigation had been ongoing since July of 2019 after there were a "number of road accidents" involving delivery drivers. The investigation looked specifically at Spanish food delivery app Foodinho-Glovo and the Italian divisions of Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo.