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Uber Eats avoids landmark ruling on workers’ status by settling case with delivery rider

Uber has settled a high-profile case with one of its food delivery riders, avoiding a landmark ruling on whether gig economy workers are employees or contractors, experts say. The Australian arm of the multinational company settled with former Uber Eats delivery rider Amita Gupta before the full bench of the federal court could rule on…
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December 30, 2020 0

Family of Uber Eats rider killed in Sydney files workers’ compensation claim in test for gig economy

The family of an Uber Eats rider killed in Australia this year has filed a workers’ compensation claim against Uber, in what could become a landmark case for the gig economy. Five delivery riders have died in Australia since the end of September. Dede Fredy, a 36-year-old Uber Eats worker from Indonesia, died on 27…
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December 8, 2020 0

Food delivery deaths: NSW transport minister criticised for ‘victim blaming’

The New South Wales transport minister, Andrew Constance, has been criticised for “victim-blaming” comments made about the recent deaths of delivery riders. Five delivery riders have been killed in road crashes in Australia since 27 September, an average of one every 11 days. In Sydney, two Uber Eats riders were killed in separate crashes on…
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November 25, 2020 0

Death of Sydney Uber Eats rider the fourth food delivery fatality in two months

An Uber Eats delivery rider has been killed in Sydney in what is the fourth death among food delivery workers in the past two months. Bijoy Paul, a 27-year-old man from Bangladesh, was hit by a car in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale at 11am on Saturday while on a delivery for Uber Eats. He…
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November 23, 2020 0

Australian rideshare drivers found to be earning $12 an hour and at risk of harassment and assault

Uber and other rideshare drivers are earning an average of $12 an hour during the Covid-19 pandemic, and 17% have been sexually harassed or assaulted by passengers, according to a new survey of the gig economy. A survey of 230 workers – 93% of whom work for Uber – has revealed a range of violent…
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November 14, 2020 0

Uber Eats drivers told to take photos of ID for alcohol orders raising privacy concerns

Uber’s food delivery drivers are now required to take a photo of the driver’s licence or other ID of people who order alcohol but, Uber Eats has insisted, the pictures won’t be retained. Uber Eats has advised Victorian customers ordering alcohol that from Thursday 29 October “delivery partners will need to take a photo of…
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October 30, 2020 0