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Menulog announces pivot towards ‘employment model’ for all couriers within coming years

Menulog says it is moving away from the controversial independent contractor model favoured by its gig economy rivals and wants to have all its couriers employed by the company within a “few years’ time”. In a move designed to differentiate itself from rivals such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Menulog’s managing director, Morten Belling, said…
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April 12, 2021 0

Hungry Panda was unaware it had to report death of delivery rider, inquiry hears

A manager at food delivery company Hungry Panda has told a parliamentary inquiry she did not know they had a legal obligation to report the death of one of their riders to the New South Wales workplace regulator. Rider Xiaojun Chen, a 43-year-old father of two, was hit and killed by a bus last year…
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February 23, 2021 0

Uber Eats accused of using new contract to exploit Australian delivery riders

A new contract sent to Uber Eats delivery drivers, which requires them to have an ABN and take out their own insurance, appears aimed at stopping claims the riders should be treated as employees. The new contract, sent out on Wednesday and seen by Guardian Australia, stated drivers who signed the agreement were self-employed contractors…
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January 29, 2021 0

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

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