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Addison Lee and Uber to install partition screens in cabs

Addison Lee and Uber are to install partition screens in vehicles to protect staff and passengers from infection with coronavirus, after new data earlier this week revealed that male taxi drivers and chauffeurs are among those at highest risk of death from the disease. London’s largest private hire car operator, Addison Lee, claims to be…
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November 25, 2021 2

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

The Guardian view on public sector jobs: keep gig economics out | Editorial

The erosion of job security and the prospects of millions of UK workers due to casualisation and outsourcing is widely recognised to have transformed the experience of work. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of zero-hours contracts increased fourfold. Such trends are meeting with increased resistance. Last week, Uber drivers won the right to a…
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October 4, 2021 0

Home delivery firms blamed for enabling problem drinkers

Alcohol charities are calling for tighter rules on online delivery firms amid growing concerns that they are making home drop-offs to problem drinkers and children aged under 18. Recent research by Wrexham University found that age-verification measures used by suppliers and delivery firms were weak, with online checks easy to get around and couriers manually…
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September 25, 2021 0

Melbourne Uber drivers fear for their health as they transport passengers to Covid-19 tests

Some Melbourne Uber drivers say they are afraid for their health after unknowingly transporting potentially infectious passengers to Covid-19 testing facilities. Melbourne driver Karan Taneja said he was scared to hold his infant child for days after picking up a rider who suspected she could have Covid-19 and wished to get tested. “Before we pick…
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September 21, 2021 0