Category Archive Syndicated

How many stars is a smile worth? The social cost of emotional labour

At the traffic lights a woman’s head dangles from the backseat window of the silver Holden Commodore in front. It is late, quite late, and she is drunk. She lazily hurls her dinner from her mouth, and I watch as flecks of vomit fasten themselves on to her chin, only to cement themselves on to the car’s exterior. “Jesus,” I mutter to the cab driver sitting next to me, who giggles and says, “She’s certainly not going to get a good rating for that.”

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Uber and Cabify to suspend operations in Barcelona

The app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify are to suspend their operations in Barcelona from Friday after the Catalan government announced new rules requiring vehicles to be booked with at least 15 minutes’ notice.

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ITV’s Love Island lands record sponsorship deal with Uber Eats

ITV has signed up Uber Eats as the new sponsor of Love Island in a record-breaking deal that highlights the value advertisers place on targeting the increasingly hard-to-reach millennial TV audience.

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Key rulings on employment status for gig economy workers

Over recent weeks, we’ve seen key judgments being delivered on employment status for gig economy workers.

We summarise below three of these judgments and explain the impact they are likely to have on those businesses wishing to engage a flexible workforce.

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Addison Lee goes for Sharan

VOLKSWAGEN has established record-breaking deal with major private hire operator Addison Lee Group.

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