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22 June 2020

Middle East & No. Africa: Uber implements COVID-19 safety precautions for drivers & riders

Author: Varun Godinho, Gulf Business

"Uber introduces enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions in the UAE," 14 Jun 2020...

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12 June 2020

USA: California confirms Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees; incl. company comments

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider

"Uber and Lyft drivers are now employees under California law, according to a new ruling from regulators," 10 June 2020...

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2 June 2020
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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor & Tony McDade by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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11 May 2020
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Author: Semana

“Iniciaron despidos masivos en Uber por cuenta del coronavirus” – 7 de mayo de 2020 ...

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11 May 2020

UK: IWGB & Uber drivers sue govt. over failure to protect health & income of millions of low-paid, self-employed workers

Author: Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

“IWGB and Uber drivers suing UK government over its failure to protect millions of precarious workers”, 07 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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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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21 April 2020

Robust human rights due diligence needed to address human rights risks & impacts related to data-driven business conduct, according to new study

The German Institute for Human Rights and Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen released a study in April 2020 that explores business and human rights in the data economy. The study maps challenges for human rights protection...

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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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