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23 May 2018

Uber to give European drivers more rights incl. sick pay & parental leave ahead of appeal hearing over operating licence in London

Author: Mary-Ann Russon, BBC News

Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously "focused too much on growth and not enough on...

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22 May 2018

USA: Ex-employee files lawsuit against Uber alleging sexual harassment, racial discrimination & pay inequity

Author: Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Tech (USA)

"Former employee sues Uber for sexual harassment, discrimination", 21 May 2018...

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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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14 March 2018

USA: Lyft to face lawsuit alleging disability discrimination over failure to provide wheelchair-accessible cars

Author: Megan Rose Dickey, Tech Crunch (USA)

"Lyft faces discrimination lawsuit", 13 Mar 2018...

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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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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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7 December 2017

UK: Gig economy workers risk losing basic rights due to gaps in legislation, new research shows

Author: Richard Partington, The Guardian (UK)

"Gig economy workers in UK risk missing out on £22,200 of pension", 7 Dec 2017...

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20 November 2017

UK: New report urges govt. to change law to better protect workers' rights in the gig economy

Author: Sarah Butler, The Guardian (UK)

[T]wo influential parliamentary committees [...] have prepared draft legislation intended to close the loopholes that allow “irresponsible companies to underpay workers”... The rise of other insecure forms of work, with about 900,000 on zero-hours...

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14 November 2017
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Author: Le Figaro (France)

"Au Royaume-Uni, Uber devra salarier ses chauffeurs", 10 Nov 2017...

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14 November 2017

UK: Uber loses appeal against ruling that its drivers are workers with minimum-wage rights

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