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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 drivers in Sydney’s Covid hotspots being offered jobs that breach restrictions

Uber drivers who live in the most heavily locked-down areas of western and south-western Sydney are still being offered work outside of their local government areas, with drivers asking for more clarity from the app about what they can and can’t do. Under the current Sydney lockdown restrictions, rideshare drivers are still allowed to work…
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October 14, 2021 0

Uber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young people in UK to get Covid jab

Cheap taxi rides and discounts from the biggest takeaway companies are to be deployed by the government in a desperate effort to boost Covid vaccination rates among the young, amid growing legal and political pressure on Boris Johnson over the use of vaccine passports. With figures inside the cabinet concerned about the plans already in…
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October 10, 2021 0

Uber and Google are latest among tech firms to delay reopening as Delta variant spreads

Major tech firms are reversing plans to return to in-office work in coming weeks, as Covid cases in the US rise due to the emergence of a highly transmissible variant of the virus. Uber, Twitter, Google, Apple and Netflix have delayed planned returns to in-person work recently, while other companies have announced employees can continue…
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October 10, 2021 0

Uber and Lyft fares surge as pandemic recedes – but drivers don’t get ‘piece of pie’

Socializing, parties and late night trips are all coming back as the coronavirus pandemic recedes in the US and along with them has come a surge in the price of calling a cab. It’s good news for Uber and Lyft, but for the rideshare drivers who were hit so hard by the pandemic? Not so…
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October 9, 2021 0

Uber Eats riders earning as little as $5 for deliveries crossing multiple NSW suburbs

Uber Eats riders in Australia are earning as little as $5 for individual deliveries that cross multiple suburbs, as riders complain that their pay was cut by the global tech giant during the pandemic. New data provided to Guardian Australia by riders has revealed pay rates as low as $5.01 for a nearly 4km trip.…
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October 7, 2021 0

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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October 6, 2021 0

San Francisco Uber driver assaulted after passenger allegedly refuses to wear mask

An attack on a San Francisco Uber driver over the weekend by a passenger who allegedly refused to wear a face mask has drawn outrage after video of the incident emerged on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Sunday in the city after the driver, Subhakar Khadka, picked up three women. In a 43 second video…
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October 3, 2021 0