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How many stars is a smile worth? The social cost of emotional labour

At the traffic lights a woman’s head dangles from the backseat window of the silver Holden Commodore in front. It is late, quite late, and she is drunk. She lazily hurls her dinner from her mouth, and I watch as flecks of vomit fasten themselves on to her chin, only to cement themselves on to…
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October 16, 2021 0

Uber and Cabify to suspend operations in Barcelona

The app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify are to suspend their operations in Barcelona from Friday after the Catalan government announced new rules requiring vehicles to be booked with at least 15 minutes’ notice.


October 15, 2021 0

ITV’s Love Island lands record sponsorship deal with Uber Eats

ITV has signed up Uber Eats as the new sponsor of Love Island in a record-breaking deal that highlights the value advertisers place on targeting the increasingly hard-to-reach millennial TV audience. It is understood that Uber Eats, taxi-hailing firm Uber’s food delivery service, has paid in the region of £5m to sponsor the hit show.…
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October 15, 2021 0

Spanish taxi drivers strike for stricter ride-hailing app regulations

Spanish taxi drivers demanding more regulations for app-based ride-hailing services blocked access to a trade exhibition centre in Madrid where a major tourism fair was on. Riot police trying to clear a blocked highway circling the Spanish capital briefly clashed with the drivers on Wednesday, many wearing the yellow traffic safety vests used by protesters…
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October 15, 2021 0

Union calls for Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts facing tax crackdown to be protected

The Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.


October 14, 2021 0

I am looking for friends – perhaps marriage – in an Uber pool, but nobody will talk!

I’ve spent a lot of time in pools this summer – Uber pools.The ride sharing app now allows (in parts of Australia) the option of splitting rides with strangers, often for less than the cost of a bus ticket.


October 14, 2021 0

Uber drivers in Sydney’s Covid hotspots being offered jobs that breach restrictions

Uber drivers who live in the most heavily locked-down areas of western and south-western Sydney are still being offered work outside of their local government areas, with drivers asking for more clarity from the app about what they can and can’t do. Under the current Sydney lockdown restrictions, rideshare drivers are still allowed to work…
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October 14, 2021 0

Flying taxis: Uber partner reveals design

Uber got a step closer to on-demand aerial taxis this week, as partner company Bell Helicopter unveiled a new flying car design in Las Vegas. The scale model of a hybrid-electric aircraft, called Nexus, is being exhibited at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in the city until 11 January.


October 14, 2021 0