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After the Uber ruling, there’s no excuse for government not to enforce workers’ rights | Jason Moyers-Lee

In 2018, Ali submitted a claim against Uber for unpaid holidays. Originally from Somaliland, he had been driving for Uber since 2016, a couple of years after arriving in the UK. Since then, he hadn’t had a single paid holiday, despite at times working up to 70 hours in a seven-day week. He had taken…
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February 20, 2021 0

The Guardian view on the Uber drivers ruling: a challenge to government | Editorial

It is difficult to think of ways in which Friday’s supreme court ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers could have been more emphatic or conclusive than it was. The six justices agreed unanimously to uphold a groundbreaking employment tribunal finding made against the company in 2016. Uber drivers, the court confirmed, are not…
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February 19, 2021 0

UK Uber drivers: how do you feel about the Supreme Court ruling?

After a long-running dispute between drivers and Uber operating companies, the Supreme Court ruled today that Uber drivers should be classed as workers rather than independent third-party contractors. The ruling, made in the UK’s highest court, means that drivers will now be entitled to basic rights such as paid holiday. It could also have implications…
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February 19, 2021 0

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules

The UK supreme court has ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors. Seven justices delivered the ruling on Friday in the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers. Lawyers said the ruling meant drivers would be entitled to basic…
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February 19, 2021 0

‘I can’t keep doing this’: gig workers say pay has fallen after California’s Prop 22

Weeks after Proposition 22 went into effect in California and exempted some major tech firms from fully complying with labor laws, workers for rideshare and delivery apps in the state claim poor working conditions have persisted and pay has decreased. Drivers and labor groups opposed Prop 22, saying it would allow companies to sidestep their…
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February 18, 2021 0

I quit food delivery apps – the absurd convenience was not worth the cost | Josephine Tovey

About two months ago I deleted Uber Eats from my phone. Not because I didn’t like using it. I loved it. Ordering precisely what you feel like eating, silently and seamlessly, only to have that hot meal delivered to your door within about 30 minutes is an obscene luxury, for a small fee. It’s the…
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February 10, 2021 0