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UK gig workers: tell us your experiences during the pandemic

In recent months, concerns around working conditions and precarious employment have been voiced by workers at several major companies including Uber, Hermes, Amazon and Deliveroo. They are among millions of gig workers in the UK who have continued to drive, deliver, clean and cook – among many other services – throughout the pandemic. As part…
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April 16, 2021 0

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process

Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) and the campaign group Worker Info Exchange, argued that they had been wrongly accused of fraudulent activity based on mistaken information from Uber’s…
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April 14, 2021 0

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

My Uber Eats account was hacked and I was charged, but it won’t listen

I recently received an email from Uber Eats telling me I’d made a £40 takeaway food order and that my PayPal account had been charged. The only problem is … it wasn’t me. It soon emerged that my Uber account had been hacked and, to make matters worse, the hackers had managed to set up…
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April 5, 2021 0

How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London

Amazon listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share with a market value of $438m in 1997, when it was just an online bookseller, with 256 employees. The share price rose gradually over the years, but started to rocket in 2015 after the firm posted substantial profits. Three years later, it became the world’s second…
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April 3, 2021 0

Covid should have been a boon for Deliveroo – but it still hasn’t turned a profit| Jonathan Nunn

In a year when entire industries have collapsed, food delivery apps seem to have had an easy ride. The revenues of Uber Eats overtook those of the company’s taxi service; Just Eat merged with the Dutch firm Takeaway.com, and then bought the US app Grubhub; and Deliveroo snagged a $575m Amazon investment, managing to squeeze…
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March 31, 2021 0