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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

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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May 13, 2020 2

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb cut thousands of jobs as pandemic batters Silicon Valley

The economic fallout from the coronavirus has come to Silicon Valley, with major tech firms announcing layoffs in recent weeks. On Wednesday, Uber became the latest company to announce cuts, revealing in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will lay off 3,700 workers – roughly 14% of its global workforce. Uber…
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May 8, 2020 0

Uber banks on two-wheeled future with $170m stake in Lime scooter rental firm

Uber led a $170m bet on Thursday that as the coronavirus pandemic upends its business, two wheels may be better than four. Invasion of the electric scooter: can our cities cope? The ride-sharing business has partnered with Alphabet, Google’s parent, and Bain Capital Ventures to invest the money in Lime, an electric scooter and bike…
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May 7, 2020 0

California sues Uber and Lyft for misclassifying drivers as contractors

California is suing Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law, in the most significant challenge to the ride-hailing companies’ employment model to date. Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, announced the lawsuit Tuesday during a news conference. The labor law, known as AB5 and considered…
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May 5, 2020 0

Uber driver dies from Covid-19 after hiding it over fear of eviction

An Uber driver has died from Covid-19 after trying to hide his illness for fear that he would be evicted if his landlord found out, a friend has revealed. Rajesh Jayaseelan, a married father of two who came to London from India about a decade ago, died alone in Northwick Park hospital in Harrow on…
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April 17, 2020 0