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Uber charged me £332 for a 1.75-mile trip home

Last week I booked an Uber from our favourite pub to my home in north London – a trip of 1.75 miles I have taken several hundred times. I was riding with two friends whom I regularly drop off on the way. I asked the driver to use my preferred route, he refused and a…
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October 9, 2021 0

My Uber Eats account was hacked and I was charged, but it won’t listen

I recently received an email from Uber Eats telling me I’d made a £40 takeaway food order and that my PayPal account had been charged. The only problem is … it wasn’t me. It soon emerged that my Uber account had been hacked and, to make matters worse, the hackers had managed to set up…
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October 5, 2021 0

Under cover of Covid, British workers’ rights are being quietly stripped away | Polly Toynbee

There will be no end-of-lockdown bank holiday, as the prime minister says people have had enough “days off” and must get “back into the office” immediately. That shows how remotely Boris Johnson works and thinks. “Days off” is not how most would describe their pandemic year. Parents working from home struggled to hold down a…
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October 5, 2021 0

Courts close in on gig economy firms globally as workers seek rights

Gig economy companies, including Uber and Deliveroo, have faced at least 40 major legal challenges around the world as delivery drivers and riders try to improve their rights. The analysis of 39 employment cases, and seven linked cases on matters such as competition law, covers legal action in 20 countries including Australia, Chile, Brazil, South…
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October 4, 2021 0

Uber pledges £5m toward electric vehicle charging points in London

Uber has pledged to invest more than £5m in public electric vehicle charging infrastructure in some of the poorest boroughs in London, to help persuade its reluctant drivers to switch to electric cars. The global ride-hailing firm will announce the investment, which it admits is only a fraction of the money needed, as it seeks…
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September 27, 2021 0

Uber to pay pensions to all its UK drivers, backdated to 2017

Uber is to pay out millions of pounds in missed pension payments to UK drivers dating back as far as 2017 under a deal with the retirement savings watchdog. The ride hailing company was forced to guarantee its 70,000 UK drivers a minimum hourly wage, holiday pay and pensions in March this year after a…
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September 23, 2021 0