DPD Switzerland engaged in union-busting practices. In 2022, the company prompted their subcontractor to fire five delivery workers, all members of Unia. Two of them had been elected by their colleagues to represent them at national and international level. The workers were told they were dismissed for poor performance. Yet one of them had been recognised as one of the company’s three best drivers 10 times in a row in 2021. By outsourcing to small companies and forcing intense competition amongst them, DPD pushed substandard working conditions while avoiding any responsibility. However, workers had to wear DPD uniforms, drive DPD vans, and deliver exclusively for DPD.