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27 July 2018

UK: Govt. commissioned report calls on Deliveroo to pay living wage; co wants 'charter' offering riders more benefits without risking self-employed status

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23 July 2018

Dutch court rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed; queries labour law

Author: DutchNews.nl

A courier for food delivery firm Deliveroo has lost his case to be treated as a member of staff rather than as self-employed. Judges in Amsterdam said [...] that student Sytse Ferwerda should be considered to be self-employed because the agreement...

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19 July 2018

UK: Deliveroo riders raise concerns over alleged health & safety abuses; co denies allegations

Author: The Times

"Deliveroo accused of breaking employment and safety law", 18 July 2018...

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3 March 2018
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Author: Michael Kläsgen und Thomas Öchsner, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Schnellgastronomie wächst in Deutschland, auch wegen Foodora, Deliveroo und Co. Der Boom findet allerdings auf dem Rücken der Kuriere statt......

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7 December 2017

UK: Gig economy workers risk losing basic rights due to gaps in legislation, new research shows

Author: Richard Partington, The Guardian (UK)

"Gig economy workers in UK risk missing out on £22,200 of pension", 7 Dec 2017...

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1 December 2014

Made in a Free World announces 9 companies using its tool to avoid forced labour in supply chains

Author: Made In a Free World

"Give a Gift With FRDM"...

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20 March 2010

Pedalling To Success [India]

Author: Snigdha Sengupta, BusinessWorld [India]

SammaaN started in 2007 with a simple business model. It would buy cycle rickshaws, which cost about Rs 11,000 each at the time, and give it out to rickshaw pullers rent-free. The company would make money by selling advertising space on the rickshaws,...

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18 June 2003

Business partnership for sustainable Amazon

Author: WWF

Two new Giant bicycle models are now arriving at Dutch shops, both equipped with an exclusive "Amazon wild rubber bag" made from natural rubber produced by Brazilian communities as part of a project to develop and market new Amazon rubber products...

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31 March 2003

GIANT goes for Wild Rubber

Author: Anne Blair Gould, Radio Nederland

Yet rubber can be sustainably produced and in the Amazon rainforests [of Brazil], forest people are doing just that – helped by the multi-national bicycle manufacturer GIANT that has just ordered thousands of "wild rubber" bike-bags and saddlebags…the...

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1 January 2002

Social development in Tamil Nadu [India]

Author: InfoChange [India]

The Murugappa Group of companies [leading engineering company and the market leader in products like steel-strips, steel-tubes and bicycles] is promoting social development in the villages of Tamil Nadu...The foundation provides assistance in the...

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