Tag: New South Wales

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Uber Eats rider died riding e-bike not approved for use in NSW, company confirms

The general manager of Uber Eats in Australia has confirmed that a rider who died while working for the company last year was using an unauthorised e-bike, and another was using an unapproved helmet. Uber also said riders had sustained approximately 40 “serious notifiable injuries” in New South Wales since December 2020, and rejected the…
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April 19, 2021 0

NSW food delivery taskforce ignored riders’ safety concerns, advocates say

A taskforce set up to improve safety after five delivery riders died on the job in the space of two months has suggested only minor changes to the industry, according to a draft of its report to be released next week. The action plan has been criticised for “caving to the demands” of delivery companies…
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April 9, 2021 0

Hungry Panda was unaware it had to report death of delivery rider, inquiry hears

A manager at food delivery company Hungry Panda has told a parliamentary inquiry she did not know they had a legal obligation to report the death of one of their riders to the New South Wales workplace regulator. Rider Xiaojun Chen, a 43-year-old father of two, was hit and killed by a bus last year…
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February 23, 2021 0

Family of Uber Eats rider killed in Sydney files workers’ compensation claim in test for gig economy

The family of an Uber Eats rider killed in Australia this year has filed a workers’ compensation claim against Uber, in what could become a landmark case for the gig economy. Five delivery riders have died in Australia since the end of September. Dede Fredy, a 36-year-old Uber Eats worker from Indonesia, died on 27…
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December 8, 2020 0

Food delivery deaths: NSW transport minister criticised for ‘victim blaming’

The New South Wales transport minister, Andrew Constance, has been criticised for “victim-blaming” comments made about the recent deaths of delivery riders. Five delivery riders have been killed in road crashes in Australia since 27 September, an average of one every 11 days. In Sydney, two Uber Eats riders were killed in separate crashes on…
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November 25, 2020 0

Uber class action: taxi and hire-car drivers join lawsuit against company

A class action filed on behalf of thousands of taxi and hire-car drivers against Uber alleges the global rideshare company operated illegally in Australia. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers says more than 6,000 people have joined the action, covering drivers across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.


May 3, 2019 0