As an independent contractor, and an American Citizen, I recognize that Uber owes me nothing. I need Uber more than Uber needs me. Why? Because there’s nothing proprietary about using my car to drive my neighbors to places they need to go. There’s no special or unique skill required of me to...
Portier Pacific Pty Ltd; Uber Australia Pty Ltd t/a Uber Eats
In a decision dated Tuesday 21 April 2020, the Full Bench Fair Work Commission has confirmed (on appeal) that an Uber Eats driver is not an employee.
Here's a copy of the decision...
Full text of Fair Work Ombudsman statement:
Uber Australia investigation finalised
7 June 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has completed its investigation relating to Uber Australia Pty Ltd (Uber Australia) and its engagement of drivers.
Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said that inspectors...
The Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers on Wednesday 19 September 2018 tabled its report
Hope is not a strategy - our shared responsibility for the future of work and workers.
View the report as a single document - (PDF 2MB)
The report includes recommendations of...
State regulator ruling could cost Uber 'millions
State regulators changed how they legally classify ride-hail giant Uber on Thursday, a technical move that may cost the company millions of dollars.
The California Public...
From 'Wired': https://www.wired.com/story/a-california-ruling-threatens-the-gig-economy/.
First two paragraphs:
THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME Court dealt a major blow to the gig economy on Monday in a decision that will have far-reaching effects not just for the likes of Uber and GrubHub, but for...
First two paragraphs:
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched an investigation into Uber and whether its contracts with tens of thousands of Australian drivers are in...
On 29 April 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons released its report into self-employment and the gig economy. For the full text of the report, please see https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmworpen/847/84702.htm.
This is the committee's summary...
The Law Report program on Australian ABC Radio National concerns the employment status of Uber drivers and other service providers in the gig economy. It was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016.
The program lasts for 30 minutes.
Towards the end, it has an interview with Ben Wilson, chair of...
This program was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016 on ABC Radio National's program, the Law Report.
It includes an interview with Mike Oze-Inglehon, the former Uber driver from Perth who has challenged his deactivation in the courts.
The program lasts for 30 minutes. I commend it.
I was checking out a new company app service with Uber continually going downhill. It's called HONK, basically it's for tow truck drivers. They offer
3 gallons of gas
Change a flat tire
Winching out of a ditch
Locked out (keys inside)
With winter coming, I was going to join...
There has been much criticism about Uber besides what we experience first hand and sometimes discuss here. To name a few:
Contractors or Employees
Sabotage against competitors,
Safety, and etc...
So how well do we really know this company? This thread is intended to...