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Gig Economy

SURVEY SHOWS UBEREATS DRIVERS STRUGGLE WITH BANKRUPTCY & HOMELESSNESS

October 08, 2019

A new survey shows UberEats drivers have had a 50% pay cut to around $13 an hour in recent months, forcing some to go bankrupt and many to struggle to pay rent, bills and to support their families. One respondent to the survey said he was on the brink of homelessness: “Barely affording rent, thinking of sleeping in my car,” he said.

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TWU AT THE UNITED NATIONS PUSHING FOR INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES ON SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

September 23, 2019

The TWU, together with unions from around the globe and the International Transport Workers Federation, will push for governments and employers to adopt the Safe, Fair And Sustainable Standards as part of United Nations’ guidelines designed to improve safety on the roads.

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TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST UBER

September 16, 2019

The Transport Workers’ Union is taking a case against global gig economy giant Uber, as the union appeals a decision by the Fair Work Commission in an unfair sacking case involving a food delivery driver.

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PRESSURE ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS SENATE APPROVES TRANSPORT INQUIRY AND CALIFORNIA PASSES BILL RE...

September 12, 2019

The TWU has welcomed Senate approval for an inquiry into the crisis in transport as pressure mounts for Federal Government regulatory action following California’s passing a bill aimed at improving rights for workers in the gig economy.

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STRIKE BY DELIVEROO RIDERS GEELONG 6-8PM

August 30, 2019

Deliveroo riders in Geelong will go on strike at 6pm today to protest against savage cuts to delivery rates which have left many struggling.

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MEDIA ALERT - PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY 12.30PM PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION W...

August 28, 2019

WHAT: The TWU will announce details of a case it is taking against food delivery company Deliveroo over underpayment of a delivery rider. The case follows victory by the TWU in a case against Foodora last year. Foodora has since exited the Australian market.

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