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18 May 2020

UK: Delivery companies criticised over alleged failure to provide workers with protective equipment; incl. comments

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12 May 2020

UK gig economy workers exposed to virus, union warns

Author: Owen Bowcott, The Guardian

Workers in the gig economy are being exposed to coronavirus infection because the government is failing to enforce EU safety at work regulations, a union has said....

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10 May 2020

Thailand: Govt. approves cash handout for 13.4 million non-formal workers affected by the pandemic

Author: Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Bangkok Post

"Cash goes to 13.4m non-formal workers", 8 May 2020...

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8 May 2020

Latin America: Gig economy offers jobs for vulnerable migrants but often at the cost of fundamental labour rights

Author: Americas Quarterly

“The Gig Economy: A Lifeline for Latin American Migrants – or a Dead End?”, 20th April 2020...

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Article
7 May 2020

Kenya: Uber drivers to earn less after company increases commission from three to 25 percent citing 'unprecedented times'

Author: Annie Njanja, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Uber drivers face earnings drop as coronavirus bites"...

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Article
3 May 2020

Singapore: Grab unlikely to extend financial support to drivers, asks employees to go on voluntary unpaid leave

Author: South China Morning Post

"Coronavirus: Grab Singapore asks workers to go on voluntary unpaid leave", 30 April 2020...

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28 April 2020
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Author: Fédération Internationale pour les Droits Humains (FIDH)

« Obligations des entreprises en matière de droits humains : arrêtez de vous en laver les mains ! », 23 avril 2020...

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28 April 2020

India: Online food delivery aggregator Zomato’s compulsory use of COVID-19 tracking app violates workers’ privacy rights, say experts

Author: Akshay Deshmane, HuffPost India

"Zomato Is Violating Workers' Rights By Forcing Them To Use Aarogya Setu", 29 April 2020...

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Article
16 April 2020

Australia: Food delivery riders say employers are not doing enough to protect them from COVID-19

Author: Mridula Amin, ABC

"Food delivery riders say employers not doing enough to protect them from coronavirus", 4 April 2020...

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Article
9 April 2020

Uber says it paid $3 million to drivers & delivery workers in USA through its coronavirus sick pay program

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider (USA)

Uber says it has paid out $3 million to drivers and delivery workers in the US through its coronavirus sick pay program, 7 April 2020 ...

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