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Uber Eats teams up with Asda for fast-track grocery deliveries in UK

Uber Eats has joined up with Asda in the US tech firm’s first step into fast-track grocery delivery in the UK. The supermarket chain, which has previously tested takeaway and limited grocery deliveries via the Just Eat app in a handful of stores, said the new service would start in two outlets and could be…
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July 8, 2020 0

Strikes erupt as US essential workers demand protection amid pandemic

Wildcat strikes, walkouts and protests over working conditions have erupted across the US throughout the coronavirus pandemic as “essential” workers have demanded better pay and safer working conditions. Labor leaders are hoping the protests can lead to permanent change. Norma Kennedy, an employee at an American Apparel clothing plant is one of those people. Kennedy…
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May 19, 2020 0

‘We’re risking our life’: coronavirus takes a toll on essential workers still on the job

Roughly 16 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the wake of immediate layoffs and furloughs due to shutdowns to try to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, triggering a generational economic crisis for millions of Americans. Essential workers still on the job continue to get paid, but the stress of working as the coronavirus…
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April 12, 2020 0

Uber must soon face up to task of picking up some serious money

Uber was smart to get itself listed on the New York stock exchange before the WeWork fiasco. There’s now a much-needed mood of scepticism on Wall Street towards cash-burning companies whose horizon for profitability stretches into the middle distance. Uber might find it harder today to raise $8bn (£6.2bn) at a whizzy valuation.


November 5, 2019 0