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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.
Tech

San Francisco is capping the commission delivery companies can take after some restaurants accuse DoorDash, UberEats, and others of taking up to 30% of their revenue while they’re already struggling

San Francisco is limiting how much food delivery companies can charge local restaurants during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Third-party delivery platforms such as UberEats and DoorDash can temporarily charge no more than 15% commission. The effort is to help local businesses stay afloat as the coronavirus and government orders […]
San Francisco is capping the commission delivery companies can take after some restaurants accuse DoorDash, UberEats, and others of taking up to 30% of their revenue while they’re already struggling
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Burger King follows in McDonald’s footsteps with Uber Eats delivery

Burger King has a new partnership with Uber Eats. McDonald’s partnered with Uber Eats to roll out delivery starting in early 2017. Earlier this year, McDonald’s broke its exclusive deal with Uber Eats to work with GrubHub and DoorDash. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Burger King is […]
Burger King follows in McDonald’s footsteps with Uber Eats delivery
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‘The grass isn’t always greener’: Domino’s CEO says the pizza is winning back delivery drivers from ‘gig economy’ rivals GrubHub and UberEats

Domino’s is facing new competition from fast-food chains partnering with third-party delivery partners like DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats. In addition to competing for customers, Domino’s is trying to win over delivery drivers in a tight labour market. CEO Ritch Allison said that some drivers are returning to Domino’s after realising […]
‘The grass isn’t always greener’: Domino’s CEO says the pizza is winning back delivery drivers from ‘gig economy’ rivals GrubHub and UberEats
Markets

Food-delivery services can’t seem to pull people away from the 23 pounds of pizza they eat every year

While franchises like Domino’s are worried about food-delivery companies hurting their business, data from Cowen suggests services like UberEats and Grubhub have failed to lure consumers from ordering pizza the old-fashioned way. According to Cowen analyst Andrew Charles, pizza delivery won’t experience a sharp drop-off as food-delivery companies expand. And […]
Food-delivery services can’t seem to pull people away from the 23 pounds of pizza they eat every year
Markets

Here’s why Uber buying Postmates could be a win-win for everyone involved

Uber‘s rumoured interest in buying Postmates could help bring food-delivery closer to a profitable business, according to a new report from Needham & Company. PostMates has explored the possibility of a sale to both Uber and DoorDash, rather than going public, according to a Recode report from last week. Needham […]
Here’s why Uber buying Postmates could be a win-win for everyone involved
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McDonald’s went from testing delivery to offering it at 5,000 locations across America in less than 2 years, and it represents a massive shift in the fast-food giant’s strategy

McDonald’s has gone from testing delivery at 200 stores to partnering with UberEats at more than 5,000 locations across the United States in less than two years. McDonald’s delivery is now available via UberEats at 12,000 locations globally. The chain’s approach to delivery represents a new strategy for McDonald’s – […]
McDonald’s went from testing delivery to offering it at 5,000 locations across America in less than 2 years, and it represents a massive shift in the fast-food giant’s strategy
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The head of Uber’s booming food delivery business in Europe is leaving

Jambu Palaniappan joined Uber in 2012 and he’s held a number of executive level positions. He has helped to expand Uber’s food delivery service to 200 cities worldwide. Palaniappan is the latest Uber exec to leave the company. Jambu Palaniappan, the head of Uber’s fast-growing food delivery business in Europe, […]
The head of Uber’s booming food delivery business in Europe is leaving