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UK Uber drivers: how do you feel about the Supreme Court ruling?

After a long-running dispute between drivers and Uber operating companies, the Supreme Court ruled today that Uber drivers should be classed as workers rather than independent third-party contractors. The ruling, made in the UK’s highest court, means that drivers will now be entitled to basic rights such as paid holiday. It could also have implications…
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February 19, 2021 0

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules

The UK supreme court has ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors. Seven justices delivered the ruling on Friday in the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers. Lawyers said the ruling meant drivers would be entitled to basic…
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February 19, 2021 0

‘I can’t keep doing this’: gig workers say pay has fallen after California’s Prop 22

Weeks after Proposition 22 went into effect in California and exempted some major tech firms from fully complying with labor laws, workers for rideshare and delivery apps in the state claim poor working conditions have persisted and pay has decreased. Drivers and labor groups opposed Prop 22, saying it would allow companies to sidestep their…
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February 18, 2021 0

I quit food delivery apps – the absurd convenience was not worth the cost | Josephine Tovey

About two months ago I deleted Uber Eats from my phone. Not because I didn’t like using it. I loved it. Ordering precisely what you feel like eating, silently and seamlessly, only to have that hot meal delivered to your door within about 30 minutes is an obscene luxury, for a small fee. It’s the…
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February 10, 2021 0

Uber to buy leading alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1bn deal

Uber is acquiring on-demand alcohol platform Drizly for about $1.1bn as the ride-share company looks to expand delivery services that have flourished during the pandemic. Uber said on Tuesday the Drizly acquisition will allow the company to offer beer, wine and spirits in the majority of US states in addition to groceries, package and prescription…
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February 2, 2021 0

Uber Eats accused of using new contract to exploit Australian delivery riders

A new contract sent to Uber Eats delivery drivers, which requires them to have an ABN and take out their own insurance, appears aimed at stopping claims the riders should be treated as employees. The new contract, sent out on Wednesday and seen by Guardian Australia, stated drivers who signed the agreement were self-employed contractors…
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January 29, 2021 0