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20 September 2019

USA: Uber & Lyft raise concerns after Seattle announces plans to establish minimum wage for drivers, protect labour standards & introduce new tax

Author: Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire

"Seattle plans minimum wage and new tax on Uber and Lyft, adding to ride-hailing’s regulatory woes", 16 September 2019...

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18 September 2019

USA: Investigation highlights 'controlling and exploitative' conditions at Nicalis, incl. racist & homophobic slurs

Author: Jason Schreier, Kotaku

"Inside The Ghosting, Racism And Exploitation At Game Publisher Nicalis", 13 September 2019...

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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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  • Related companies: Uber
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17 September 2019

USA: Google agrees to settlement following allegations of employees being 'suppressed' from speaking out in the workplace

Author: Emily Birnbaum, The Hill

"Google settles with labor board over allegations it suppressed employees' speech in the workplace", 12 September 2019...

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13 September 2019

South Korea: Workers rally outside Nexon headquarters over restructuring that has put workers in ‘constant job insecurity’

Author: Jung Jun-ho, Korea IT Times

"Nexon's labor union calls on the management to guarantee job security", 5 September 2019...

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  • Related companies: Nexon
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13 September 2019

UK: Outsourcing company Capita to set wage minimum to real living wage, increasing pay for almost 6000 workers

Author: Julia Kollewe, The Guardian

"Capita increases pay for almost 6,000 workers to real living wage", 12 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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12 September 2019

USA: Drivers to protest at Postmates, Doordash & Instacart headquarters following accusations of decreasing wages

Author: Kate Larsen, ABC 7 News

"Delivery App drivers rally for higher wages at SF Postmates, Doordash, and Instacart headquarters", 6 September 2019...

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11 September 2019

UK: Rockstar Games improves working conditions following investigation highlighting excessive overtime & temporary contracts

In October 2018, Rockstar North's founder sparked controversy over working conditions, after stating in New York Magazine that staff "were working 100-hour weeks" on Red Dead Redemption 2. It was later clarified that the statement applied to senior st...

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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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