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17 September 2019

Australia: Union to take Uber to court after driver's appeal alleging unfair dismissal rejected because she was 'not an employee’

Author: Sharon Masige, Business Insider

"The Transport Workers Union is taking Uber to court over an unfair dismissal claim by a former Uber Eats driver", 16 September 2019...

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12 September 2019

Canada: Foodora accused of pushing back against worker efforts to unionise, as couriers await decision on union certification

Author: CBC News

"Battle between Foodora and couriers could define 'how we do work in this century'", 10 September 2019...

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11 September 2019

USA: California Senate passes bill that could force Uber & others to classify workers as employees instead of independent contractors

Author: Josh Eidelson, Lizette Chapman & Joyce E. Cutler, Bloomberg

"California Senate Passes Bill Set to Transform Gig Economy", 11 September 2019...

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10 September 2019

USA: Amazon accused of evading legal responsibility for fatalities & injuries linked to next-day deliveries; Incl. co. comments

In August 2019, Buzzfeed News published an article linking Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network to a litany of labour violations, exploitation and fatalities as a result of intense pressure experienced by drivers to meet delivery targets. ...

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5 September 2019
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Author: AFP

« Deliveroo radie un des leaders de la grève de sa plateforme », 4 septembre 2019...

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5 September 2019

UK: Deliveroo riders stage ‘payday’ strike against pay cuts

Author: Robert Cumber, The Star

"Deliveroo couriers stage strike in Sheffield on 'busiest day', 3 September 2019...

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3 September 2019

Australia: Former Deliveroo rider suing company for exploiting workers through 'sham contracting'

Author: David Chau, The New Daily

"Former worker sues Deliveroo, alleging underpayment and exploitation", 28 August 2019...

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3 September 2019

USA: Google contract workers vote to unionise following reports of unequal treatment between contract and full-time employees

Author: Greg Bensinger, The Washington Post

"Google contract workers vote to form a union amid employee discord over treatment", 30 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

Uber & Lyft accused of taking bigger cut of drivers' fares than reported

Author: Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider

"A review of 14,756 rides found Uber and Lyft taking a much bigger slice of drivers' fares than they say they do", 27 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

USA: Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network linked to exploitation of drivers, labour violations & fatalities; Inc. co. comments

Author: Caroline O'Donovan & Ken Bensinger, BuzzFeed News

"The Cost of Next-Day Delivery", 31 August 2019...

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