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I backed Sadiq Khan – but now his racist minicab policy has betrayed me | Abdurazak Hadi

They say you can get used to anything in time, but I am not sure that is true. Some things in life, such as the loss of a loved one, we must find the courage to accept. Others, like discrimination and exploitation, we must find the courage to fight. Two weeks ago, I lost my…
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October 17, 2021 0

Shopping, songs, TV, transport … new tech has many sectors in disarray

Netflix has helped change the way we watch television and film, further weakening our reliance on traditional TV schedules and providing a cheaper alternative to a cinema trip. It invested massively in shows such as The Crown, Stranger Things and House of Cards to drive subscriber growth. It is now spending money on locking in…
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October 16, 2021 0

Employment rights offer UK immunity to mandatory workplace Covid jabs

CNN hit the headlines on Friday after firing three employees who went into work unvaccinated against Covid-19, in what it called a violation of company policy. The US media organisation requires all staff entering its offices or working on assignments with other team members to be fully immunised. The news network is at the more…
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October 16, 2021 0

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.


October 15, 2021 0

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. It is understood that Uber Eats, taxi-hailing firm Uber’s food delivery service, has paid in the region of £5m to sponsor the hit show.…
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October 15, 2021 0

Union calls for Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts facing tax crackdown to be protected

The Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.


October 14, 2021 0

Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights

Master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, along with Lord Justice Bean, backed an October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. A third judge, Lord Justice Underhill, dissented, leading to a 2-1 majority decision.


October 13, 2021 0

Heavy spending on driver incentives pushes Uber to bigger-than-forecast loss

Heavy spending to encourage drivers back to the road has pushed ride-hailing firm Uber into a larger-than-expected loss, despite the company than doubling its revenues as demand for its services increased. Uber’s “take rate”, or its share of the fare, dropped in the last quarter as it faced elevated costs of getting willing drivers behind…
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October 13, 2021 0