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Uber and Lyft drivers to join day-long strike over working conditions

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers will join with other app-based workers across the US for a day-long strike on Wednesday to protest against poor working conditions and demand the right to organize. Sign up to Alex Hern’s weekly technology newsletter, TechScape. The workers are calling for better wages and congressional support of the Pro…
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July 21, 2021 0

Call for federal regulator for Australia’s gig economy after sixth delivery rider death revealed

A Senate inquiry has recommended the creation of a federal regulator for the gig economy as yet another death of a food delivery rider was revealed on Friday. The inquiry has also recommended that the definition of “employee” should be expanded to include gig workers, and a low-cost tribunal should be created so poorly paid…
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June 26, 2021 0

Uber and Lyft: woo drivers with stable pay, not short-term honeypots

What are the real choices confronting gig workers as they consider their employment options in the post-pandemic world? As the push to get America back to work begins, employers are lamenting that no one wants to work any more. Low-wage industries in particular are struggling to fill positions amid a record high number of job…
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June 20, 2021 0

Unionized but impotent? Row erupts over gig workers’ labor proposal

A huge controversy has erupted among labor unions after several unions joined with Uber and Lyft to develop legislation in New York state that would deliver on one of labor’s major goals: giving many gig workers a quick path to unionization. The legislation would make good on another labor objective: allowing industrywide bargaining for gig…
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May 27, 2021 0

Uber agrees union recognition deal with GMB

Uber is to recognise the GMB trade union in the UK for its private hire drivers, marking the first deal between a union and a gig economy ride-hailing service. Under the recognition deal, the GMB will have access to drivers’ meeting hubs to help and support them. It will also be able to represent drivers…
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May 26, 2021 0

Diego v Deliveroo: are workers winning more rights in Australia’s gig economy?

Last week, in a landmark case, Australia’s Fair Work Commission ruled that Deliveroo rider Diego Franco was an employee – not a contractor. The case could have ramifications for the wider gig economy, where the use of contractors has led to widespread job insecurity, and workers are subjected to dangerous conditions. Reporter Naaman Zhou explains…
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May 24, 2021 0
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