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Amazon invests in food courier service Deliveroo

Amazon is investing millions in Deliveroo in a boost to the UK food delivery service as it takes on rivals such as Uber Eats and Just Eat in a competitive market.

October 28, 2021 0

Uber drivers strike over pay and conditions

Uber drivers have gone on strike in the UK, US and other countries including Brazil and Australia to demand better pay and conditions ahead of the ride-hailing app’s stock market debut. Thousands protested against what one UK trade union labelled “poverty pay” ahead of Friday’s flotation, which will crystalise multi-million and multi-billion dollar fortunes for…
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October 26, 2021 0

Uber drivers in UK cities strike over pay and conditions

Hundreds of Uber drivers in Britain are to go on strike as part of an international protest against pay and conditions on the eve of the ride-hailing app’s stock market flotation. Drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow plan to withhold their services between 7am and 4pm on Wednesday, with some expected to protest outside…
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October 25, 2021 0

Uber adds public transport information to London app

Uber is relaunching its London app to include public transport information, allowing users to compare journeys on other services, as well as its private hire cars.

October 24, 2021 0

Compact between old and young at risk of breakdown, say peers

The tacit deal between young and old to support each other through life could break down because of major problems with housing, work and tax, a 12-month parliamentary inquiry has concluded. The growth of the gig economy, soaring housing costs and fiscal giveaways for older people are driving a wedge between generations in Britain, according…
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October 23, 2021 0

I backed Sadiq Khan – but now his racist minicab policy has betrayed me | Abdurazak Hadi

They say you can get used to anything in time, but I am not sure that is true. Some things in life, such as the loss of a loved one, we must find the courage to accept. Others, like discrimination and exploitation, we must find the courage to fight. Two weeks ago, I lost my…
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October 17, 2021 0

Uber survives legal challenge brought by London cabbies

Uber has survived a high court challenge to its licence to operate in London, after judges rejected claims of bias brought by a group of black cab drivers.

October 17, 2021 0

Employment rights offer UK immunity to mandatory workplace Covid jabs

CNN hit the headlines on Friday after firing three employees who went into work unvaccinated against Covid-19, in what it called a violation of company policy. The US media organisation requires all staff entering its offices or working on assignments with other team members to be fully immunised. The news network is at the more…
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October 16, 2021 0