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Court rules that Uber drivers are ‘workers,’ not self-employed

He thinks the Supreme Court’s ruling has wider implications for a lot of other gig economy workers like other private hire drivers, couriers and delivery drivers. “The central point for me is that the ruling focuses on the control that companies exercise over people’s labour – this control also carries with it responsibilities for their conditions and wellbeing. “This is even more important in the context of the pandemic.” As for Uber, Rachel Mathieson, senior associate at Bates Wells, which represented Mr Farrar and Mr Aslam, said her firm’s position…

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Can Uber’s boat service fix Nigeria’s traffic crisis?

On Friday global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. It was meant to attract commuters seeking to avoid the notorious heavy traffic situation in the populated and congested commercial city. Called the UberBOAT, the waterway service is operated in partnership with local boat operator Texas Connection Ferries and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). Uber said in a statement that “This initiative is aimed at providing commuters with an easy and affordable way to get in and out…

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