Gig economy

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‘This can’t be real’: Grubhub promotion turns New York City restaurants into a ‘war zone’
The deal resulted in 6,000 New Yorkers placing an order every minute, overwhelming kitchens and delivery workers

Wilfred Chan

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Australian Uber drivers warn of mass exodus if base pay rates remain unsustainably low
Rising cost-of-living pressures and low rates in regional areas are making rideshare services unprofitable for drivers

Caitlin Cassidy

16, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Deliveroo accused of ‘cynical PR move’ with union deal for couriers
IWGB union says endorsement by GMB means workers still receive below the minimum wage

Sarah Butler

12, May, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Chinese taxi app Didi shelves plans for major overseas expansion
Exclusive: Prominent tech company cuts half its UK employees amid signs of pressure from Beijing government

Jasper Jolly

11, May, 2022 @3:27 PM

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‘The threat of abuse and violence is still a daily part of the job’: the bereaved women fighting to protect gig economy drivers
In 2021, the Bolt driver Gabriel Bringye was killed by a group of teenagers. Now his fiancee and sister are battling to ensure it never happens again

Clea Skopeliti

05, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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At least 50 US gig workers murdered or killed since 2017 – study
Activists say companies like Lyft and Uber ‘try to protect their bottom line by offloading risk’ on to workers

Kari Paul in San Francisco

06, Apr, 2022 @9:14 PM

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NSW gig economy: inquiry finds overhaul of pay and entitlements needed to protect workers
State government told failure to provide minimum wage and paid leave warrants ‘immediate action’

Tamsin Rose and Josh Taylor

06, Apr, 2022 @5:08 AM

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Deliveroo CEO pay rises by 16% to £600,000 – plus £5m in shares
Remuneration of takeaway delivery firm boss comes at time its couriers are facing higher costs

Sarah Butler

30, Mar, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Report into the gig economy finds women are earning 37% less than men
Men earn $2.67 per hour more than women on average, but 40% don’t know hourly rate

Benita Kolovos

27, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Half of UK low-paid workers given less than a week’s notice of shifts
Campaigners say workers face ‘insecurity premium’ due to added costs of childcare and travel when shifts are changed at short notice

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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‘Insidious and seductive’: Uber funds lobbying group campaigning to stop gig workers unionising
Flex seeks to defend gig companies’ business models amid push to pass laws that would defend workers’ right to unionize and strike

Wilfred Chan

11, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘It’s not worth it’: rising gas prices force drivers to work for less than minimum wage
Drivers already hit by low wages and poor working conditions are spending more time driving to keep their wages the same

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

10, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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