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Gig Economy

UBER’S LOSSES POINT TO STRATEGY TO DESTROY TRANSPORT INDUSTRY, SAYS TWU

August 09, 2019

The Transport Workers’ Union is urging regulation of gig economy companies like Uber, saying the company’s reported losses today reveal a strategy to destroy domestic transport markets.

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TWU BACKS CALL FOR SENATE INQUIRY INTO TRANSPORT INDUSTRY AS AMAZON, UBER THREAT LOOMS

August 08, 2019

The Transport Workers’ Union strongly supports the industry-led request for a Senate inquiry into the road transport industry, as fears mount over the potential entry into the Australian market of Uber and Amazon’s freight systems.

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TWU DEMANDS UBER ENDS UNFAIR TERMS FOR WORKERS AFTER ACCC INVESTIGATION ON RESTAURANTS

July 17, 2019

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for regulation on how Uber treats its workers, including how it makes food delivery riders responsible when customers complain, after the ACCC found a “significant imbalance” in its contracts with restaurants.

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GIG ECONOMY SURVEY REVEALS EXPLOITATION OF TRANSPORT WORKERS

June 18, 2019

Transport and delivery workers in the gig economy are paid less, work more hours unpaid and are less satisfied than other workers, a major survey reveals today.

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MEDIA RELEASE - TWU NATIONAL COUNCIL CONGRATULATES TONY SHELDON ON ELECTION TO SENATE

May 20, 2019

The Transport Workers’ Union National Council has congratulated Tony Sheldon on his election at the weekend to the Senate.

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MEDIA REALEASE - WORLD FIRST AS 1,700 FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS GET $2.3MILLION PAY-OUT; BUT FOODORA G...

May 10, 2019

Food delivery riders in Australia have achieved a world first with almost 1,700 riders to receive back-pay from today totalling nearly $2.3 million, after Foodora was forced to admit it was underpaying their wages and refusing them superannuation.

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