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18 April 2018

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sport, Human Rights and Modern Slavery launched

Author: All Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched on Sport, Human Rights and Modern Slavery. ...

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13 April 2018

USA: Court ruling classifies Uber drivers as independent contractors, not co's employees

Author: Daniel Wiessner, Reuters

"U.S. judge says Uber drivers are not company's employees", 12 Apr 2018...

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5 March 2018

UK ruling: Couriers working for co that delivers blood supplies to NHS win right to collective bargaining

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1 March 2018

Netherlands: Govt launches investigation into self-employment contracts used by co's like Uber & Deliveroo following strike action

Author: UNI Global Union

"Success for Deliveroo riders in the Netherlands as strike action forces investigation", 9 February 2018...

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12 February 2018

Respecting human rights in the on-demand economy: Closing the new governance gap

Author: Faris Natour

"Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap," 11 April 2016...

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7 February 2018

UK: Gig economy workers again call on govt. to change laws denying them basic rights following death of a self-employed courier

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian

Gig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped short of bringing in new laws to prevent bogus self-employment, which denies basic rights to around 1.1 million couriers, minicab drivers...

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6 February 2018

USA: Taxi driver's suicide reveals pervasive economic hardships wrought by gig economy

Author: Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times

"A Driver's Suicide Reveals the Dark Side of the Gig Economy", 6 Feb 2018...

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  • Related companies: Uber
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31 January 2018

USA: Uber partners with anti-trafficking groups in effort to train drivers to identify victims of human trafficking

Author: Umberto Bacchi, Thomas Reuters Foundation

"Uber drivers told how to spot traffickers in their cabs", 29 Jan 2018...

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  • Related companies: Uber
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21 December 2017

EU: Court of Justice rules Uber is a transport services co, requiring it to accept stricter regulations on workers' rights incl. wages & holidays

Author: Owen Boycott, The Guardian (UK)

"Uber to face stricter EU regulation after ECJ rules it is transport firm", 20 Dec 2017...

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  • Related companies: Uber
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8 December 2017

UK: New research shows gig economy workers risk losing basic rights due to gaps in legislation; govt. must do more

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