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A Fair Work ruling which says delivery riders can work for multiple companies and still be considered employees is being challenged by Deliveroo

Food delivery giant Deliveroo is challenging a ruling last month by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which found a dismissed rider was more like an employee than an independent contractor. The ruling, which acknowledged technology and the pandemic meant traditional employment had “changed dramatically”, has implications for the future of […]
A Fair Work ruling which says delivery riders can work for multiple companies and still be considered employees is being challenged by Deliveroo
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Australian delivery riders say new platform safety measures aren’t enough, and that better pay is the only way to improve their working conditions

Following proposed NSW laws that will fine riders and require identification tags issued by the state government, delivery riders say efforts by the major platforms will have little impact if pay stays low. Business Insider Australia spoke to riders working in Sydney’s inner city about changes to how the platforms […]
Australian delivery riders say new platform safety measures aren’t enough, and that better pay is the only way to improve their working conditions
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‘It’s the right decision’: Menulog Australia is pushing ahead with its plan to transition gig workers to employees. Here’s how it will do it.

Menulog Australia says it is proceeding with a trial that will reclassify its independent contractors as employees under a new award. The trial will occur within the Sydney CBD where the food delivery platform says “hundreds of workers” will gain full employee status, along with award wages and other protections. […]
‘It’s the right decision’: Menulog Australia is pushing ahead with its plan to transition gig workers to employees. Here’s how it will do it.
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Victoria has agreed to all 20 recommendations of its gig economy inquiry – and chastised the Commonwealth for not taking action sooner

The Victorian Government says it wholly or partially supports all 20 recommendations handed down by the state’s landmark inquiry into the gig economy. The inquiry called to clarify the employment status of gig economy workers, to determine the minimum standards and entitlements platforms should offer. But the Victorian Government says […]
Victoria has agreed to all 20 recommendations of its gig economy inquiry – and chastised the Commonwealth for not taking action sooner
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Menulog will consider Sydney delivery riders as full employees in a new trial, citing a ‘moral imperative’ to pay gig economy workers a minimum wage

Food delivery platform Menulog will consider its Sydney CBD riders as full employees under a new trial, CEO Morten Belling told a Senate Committee hearing. The company says it will temporarily provide a minimum wage, sick leave, superannuation, and other entitlements not usually offered to contractors in the gig economy. […]
Menulog will consider Sydney delivery riders as full employees in a new trial, citing a ‘moral imperative’ to pay gig economy workers a minimum wage
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New research claims apps like Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Menulog promote unhealthy food to low-income suburbs in Victoria – but the platforms argue it is ‘untrue’ and ‘misleading’

New research from VicHealth has found food delivery platforms are more likely to promote unhealthy food options to low-income suburbs in Victoria compared to more affluent ones. It found that during the coronavirus pandemic, residents in low-income suburbs had to scroll past an average of 23 unhealthy food venues before […]
New research claims apps like Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Menulog promote unhealthy food to low-income suburbs in Victoria – but the platforms argue it is ‘untrue’ and ‘misleading’
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Nearly 1,700 new restaurants have signed up for Deliveroo in the last month, as coronavirus restrictions lead more businesses to shut their doors

Nearly 1,700 restaurants have signed up to delivery platform Deliveroo in the last month. It comes as restaurants were ordered to close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – but can still do takeaway and deliveries. However, organisations like the Chapel Street Precinct Association says delivery companies like Deliveroo […]
Nearly 1,700 new restaurants have signed up for Deliveroo in the last month, as coronavirus restrictions lead more businesses to shut their doors