Ten people, including a senior operations manager at Uber in Italy, are under investigation over the alleged exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers by the company’s food-delivery arm, prosecutors have said.

According to investigators, the workers were “subjected to degrading work conditions, paid €3 per ride”, and had their tips confiscated.

The case, which focuses on Uber Eats, prompted a Milan court to place Uber Italy in temporary receivership in May for the alleged exploitation of delivery riders.