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‘The right thing to do’: Menulog’s move to employ couriers ups pressure on gig economy

‘The right thing to do’: Menulog’s move to employ couriers ups pressure on gig economy

Critics of the independent contractor model that dominates the gig economy latched onto Menulog’s move, saying it showed any company could employ its workers directly.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Shane Wright

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Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Ahead of a Senate committee hearing, firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have said they are open to providing more rights to their riders.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Deliveroo’s IPO tanks driven by concerns over treatment of workers

Deliveroo’s IPO tanks driven by concerns over treatment of workers

Shares in the food delivery service tanked on its public debut and ended the day down 26 per cent from their below expectations initial public offering price of £3.90.

  • by Cara Waters
ASX blames human error for Airtasker listing botch

ASX blames human error for Airtasker listing botch

An error by the Australian Securities Exchange will delay the IPO of gig economy startup Airtasker by 24 hours, in another embarrassment for the market operator.

  • by Cara Waters
Uber vows better driver supports after workers vent in huge survey

Uber vows better driver supports after workers vent in huge survey

The size of Uber’s workforce in Australia and New Zealand is becoming clearer with 19,213 workers in Australia and New Zealand filling out a company survey.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
In national first, Perth high-rise radically rethinks contactless delivery

In national first, Perth high-rise radically rethinks contactless delivery

Designers of this luxe building wanted to future-proof. They didn’t realise quite how soon contactless deliveries would prove not a luxury, but a necessity.

  • by Emma Young
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Uber gives UK drivers minimum wage, holidays

Uber gives UK drivers minimum wage, holidays

Labor has used Uber’s announcement to call on the Morrison government to mandate the same thing in Australia.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Food delivery platforms turn to room service

Food delivery platforms turn to room service

Forget the club sandwich wheeled into your room under a silver cloche, food delivery platforms want to replace room service with their own delivery options. 

  • by Cara Waters
How Shu turned Deliveroo from a ‘death trap’ startup into a $14b unicorn

How Shu turned Deliveroo from a ‘death trap’ startup into a $14b unicorn

Deliveroo’s founder was a hungry banker, until he decided to do something concrete about it. The food delivery service started out entirely self-funded, with just three restaurants signed up and one delivery driver: Himself.

  • by Morgan Meaker and James Cook
Proposed food delivery levy to add 88 cents per order to protect drivers

Proposed food delivery levy to add 88 cents per order to protect drivers

It follows the death of five delivery riders on Australian roads in a three-month period last year, prompting a NSW parliamentary inquiry and calls to enhance protections and safety regulations.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Uber is eating its own: Test case ‘blows up fiction’ of who’s the boss
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Uber is eating its own: Test case ‘blows up fiction’ of who’s the boss

Will a UK court ruling mean the jig is up for the gig economy?

  • by Jon Faine