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Uber Eats teams up with Asda for fast-track grocery deliveries in UK

Uber Eats has joined up with Asda in the US tech firm’s first step into fast-track grocery delivery in the UK. The supermarket chain, which has previously tested takeaway and limited grocery deliveries via the Just Eat app in a handful of stores, said the new service would start in two outlets and could be…
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July 8, 2020 0

Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers

Uber is to extend its reach in London by taking to the water, with the Thames Clippers commuter service to be rebranded Uber Boat and bookable through the US company’s app. A formal partnership will be launched this summer, allowing Uber users to book a Thames river journey through the app, and board using a…
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July 8, 2020 0

Strikes erupt as US essential workers demand protection amid pandemic

Wildcat strikes, walkouts and protests over working conditions have erupted across the US throughout the coronavirus pandemic as “essential” workers have demanded better pay and safer working conditions. Labor leaders are hoping the protests can lead to permanent change. Norma Kennedy, an employee at an American Apparel clothing plant is one of those people. Kennedy…
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May 19, 2020 0

Coronawashing: for big, bad businesses, it’s the new greenwashing | Oscar Rickett

Last week, the Lancashire Post carried a feelgood yarn about a great British success story. “It’s plane sailing for BAE Systems – with a little help from Carol Vorderman”, ran the headline, accompanied by a picture of the smiling former Countdown maths whizz sitting in the cockpit of a plane. Lancashire’s biggest private sector employer…
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May 11, 2020 0

Uber banks on two-wheeled future with $170m stake in Lime scooter rental firm

Uber led a $170m bet on Thursday that as the coronavirus pandemic upends its business, two wheels may be better than four. Invasion of the electric scooter: can our cities cope? The ride-sharing business has partnered with Alphabet, Google’s parent, and Bain Capital Ventures to invest the money in Lime, an electric scooter and bike…
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May 7, 2020 0

California sues Uber and Lyft for misclassifying drivers as contractors

California is suing Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law, in the most significant challenge to the ride-hailing companies’ employment model to date. Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, announced the lawsuit Tuesday during a news conference. The labor law, known as AB5 and considered…
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May 5, 2020 0