schwit1 quotes the Daily Mirror:
Drivers being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals … Many routinely exceed the legal maximum shift of 11 hours and their days dead on their feet. Yet they have so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans. They they often break speed limits to meet targets that no account of delays such as ice, traffic jams or road closures.

Many claim they are employed in a way that means they have no rights to holiday or sickness pay. And some say they take home as little as 160 for a five-day week amid conditions described by one lawyer as “almost Dickensian”… The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has vowed to investigate after drivers contacted them to complain conditions.

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