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20 August 2018

UK: Co's likely to squeeze suppliers to cope with rising costs after Brexit, survey finds; raises concerns about vulnerable workers

Author: Michael Savage, The Observer (via The Guardian)

"Workers pay the price as big British companies squeeze their suppliers", 18 August 2018...

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7 August 2018

UK: Deliveroo's employment practices contradict GDPR regulations & undermine workers' rights, says union

Author: Aliya Ram, Financial Times

"Deliveroo’s substitute courier policy called into question", 6 August 2018...

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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


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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16 July 2018

Commentary: Govt. strategies on AI fail to adequately address human rights risks

Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, OpenGlobalRights

"Without binding rules, AI guidelines are just wishful thinking", 27 June 2018...

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9 July 2018

Kenya: Digital taxi drivers protest pricing skewed in favour of companies to their detriment

Author: Rael Ombuor, Voice of America

"Kenya's Digital Taxi Services Paralyzed, Strike Enters 4th Day"...

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4 July 2018

Denmark: Union & online platform for cleaning services sign collective agreement giving self-employed freelancers worker status & rights

Author: Julian Hale, Equal Times

In a world first, as of this August, hundreds of workers for a Danish online platform for cleaning in private homes will benefit from significant guarantees under a new collective agreement.....

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3 July 2018

Spain: Labour inspection report finds Deliveroo's employees are not self-employed

Author: El País

"Food delivery firm Deliveroo facing €1.3m Social Security bill over work contracts", 3 July 2018...

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28 June 2018

UK: Experts call for definition of self-employment to prevent exploitation

Author: Crystal Umbrella

"Expert consensus: self-employment must be defined in law", 27 June 2018...

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