Bas Smit is again in the news negatively with his flash delivery service Zapp. A group of (former) employees feels quite ‘screwed’ by the company, reports Het Parool.

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    The delivery service Zapp, brought to the Netherlands by Bas Smit, was seriously discredited at the end of April when Het Parool reported on drug use and sexism in the workplace. Nicolette van Dam’s husband claimed to know nothing about it. He then indicated that he was ‘extremely shocked by these serious reports’.

    Wrong exploiter

    Shortly afterwards, the municipality of Amsterdam decided that Bas had to close one of his branches immediately because of extreme nuisance. Bas is really just a bad exploiter, said columnist Leon Verdonschot. You used to recognize it by the top hat and the cigar, he wrote. “In this time of their stupid, hollow roar.”

    The tide could no longer be turned for Bas: at the end of June Zapp decided to leave the Netherlands, to the joy of many people. “Do they bring their friends too? Saves a lot of kamikaze bikes on the sidewalk again. Do those lazy millennials go to the store themselves,” it sounded.

    “I feel screwed!”

    Het Parool now reports that a group of (former) employees of Zapp feel ‘screwed’ because agreements about the surrender of their contracts are no longer being fulfilled. “I feel screwed that I suddenly can’t get it anymore”, says one of them against the newspaper.

    About thirty employees have reported to the trade union FNV, the newspaper reports. “Probably the group is even bigger. They say that they have been in far-reaching negotiations with Zapp about the surrender of their contract,” according to Het Parool.

    Thousands of euros

    The intention was that the employees would receive up to a few thousand euros, but now that Gorillas has taken over the Amsterdam dark stores including staff, Zapp no ​​longer thinks this is necessary.

    A questionable method, according to employment law attorney Pascal Besselink of DAS. “There are employees who have already put their signature. Employees are therefore treated unequally.”


    The article in Het Parool: