Japan: Uber Eats 'platformers' launch union to negotiate contract terms & improve conditions, including worker safety & wage review

Author: Kyodo News, Published on: 7 October 2019

"Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan form labor union", 4 October 2019

Staff in Japan of Uber Technologies Inc's food delivery service formed a labor union...to negotiate contract terms and seek improved working conditions...

 ..."We would like to improve the working environment for Uber Eats delivery staff through negotiations," Tomio Maeba, the...chairman of the union...

...The union wants the company to be aware of their disadvantageous working environment and aims to secure "safer and more stable working conditions for all platform workers,"...

...The union...also plans to request the Japanese unit of the U.S. company to ensure fair treatment...and review how distance-based wages are set...

...an Uber Eats spokeswoman told Kyodo News, "We will sincerely address delivery partners' needs while always seeking a better way for them."...

...Uber has said it will introduce an injury compensation program for delivery staff...[and]...it will pay all insurance fees and up to 10 million yen ($93,000) will be paid in case of death...

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