Amazon Flex, Bolt and Ola score zero in fairness ranking for failing to offer minimum wage

  • Date: 05/27/2021

A new report from Oxford University has called for stronger protections for gig workers in the UK as it found many end up earning less than the legal minimum wage.

The Fairwork UK report published by the Oxford Internet Institute found that only two of the country’s eleven most popular gig work platforms guaranteed their workers would earn more than the minimum wage after costs.

The report scores the companies on five key metrics: fair pay, fair conditions, fair contracts, fair management, and fair representation.

Top of the board – and the only company to score more than five out of ten – was bike courier service Pedal Me with a score of eight. Cabshare giant Uber and its food delivery spinoff Uber Eats each scored two points. Amazon's courier service Amazon Flex and cab companies Ola and Bolt all scored zero.

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