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Amazon Canada drivers launch class action over unpaid wages

$200-million lawsuit filed on behalf of 2,500 drivers: report


June 26, 2020
By Talent Canada staff

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Amazon drivers in Canada have launched a $200-million class action against their organization, seeking damages for unpaid wages and inadequate job protections.

According to the Toronto Star, the proposed lawsuit claims Amazon Canada’s network of subcontracted delivery drivers are employees.

The report says the suit was filed this month on behalf of 2,500 drivers employed by companies with contracts to deliver Amazon Canada parcels.

The class action alleges drivers routinely failed to receive compensation for hours worked, alongside entitlements such as overtime pay, vacation pay and meal breaks, according to the Star.

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The suit needs to be certified by a court, before it can proceed to trial, according to the report.