Uber Eats reaches $400,000 settlement with former Adelaide driver

Uber pays food delivery worker $400,000 rather than risk having its legion of low-paid workers being classed as employees by a court Uber Eats paid Adelaide driver Amita Gupta $400,000 settlement last yearMs Gupta claimed unfair dismissal after she was blocked from the delivery appArguments arose whether she was contractor or employee and entitled to … Read more

Retired footy star Luke Burgess zooms around Sydney’s eastern suburbs as a DiDi driver

Retired footy star Luke Burgess is spotted zooming around Sydney’s eastern suburbs as DiDi’s latest rideshare driver Ex-South Sydney and Manly NRL player Luke Burgess now driving for DiDiHe confirmed his job with the ride share company, and is enjoying the roleBurgess, 34, made his NRL debut in 2011 and also played in UK Super … Read more

Uber and the GMB union announce ‘groundbreaking’ agreement to boost rights for the firm’s drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced a ‘groundbreaking’ agreement with one of Britiain’s biggest trade unions to boost the rights of the firm’s drivers. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the GMB union will represent Uber’s 70,000 drivers in the UK in a move which could pave the way for a ‘fairer working life’ for millions of workers.  … Read more

Uber launches new subscription service combining both meal deliveries and rides for $14.99 a month

Uber launches new subscription service combining both meal deliveries and rides for $14.99 a month – and it comes with exclusive perks Popular ride sharing app Uber has launched Uber Pass for members in AustraliaMembership will cost $15 per month, connects mobility and delivery for usersPerks include reductions off rides, zero delivery fees and $20 grocery … Read more

Brisbane woman reveals a friend who offered to buy ‘free shots’ asked everyone to pay her back

Young woman reveals her friend asked for money after shouting her a ‘free shot’ while clubbing the night before – so is it fair to ask for your cash back? A woman has revealed a friend asked to be paid after offering up ‘free shots’Brisbane Uber driver Ethan Courtney frequently shares footage from his trips In … Read more

Drunk man films policeman accusing his Uber driver of speeding in Melbourne

Drunk man films moment ‘aggressive’ policeman accuses his Uber driver of speeding – despite admitting it was an ‘estimate’ as he had no radar gun TikTok user Danny Burchard was in the backseat of a rideshare car in MelbourneThe Uber driver was pulled over by an ‘aggressive’ police officer on Friday night The officer accused the … Read more

Uber will stop California drivers from setting own prices after Prop 22

Uber will stop California drivers from setting own prices and seeing passenger destinations after they rejected nearly 80% of rides Uber says it may stop drivers from seeing their passenger’s destination and from setting their own fee A third of California drivers declined more than 80% of their ride requests, making the service unreliable  In January 2020, … Read more

Uber is ordered to pay blind woman $1.1million after drivers balked at her service dog Bernie

Uber is ordered to pay blind woman $1.1million after drivers repeatedly refused to give her rides with her service dog Bernie Lisa Irving of San Francisco says she was denied rides at least 14 timesIrving, who is blind, uses a guide dog that she says drivers refused to allow Binding arbitration ruling awarded her $1.1 million … Read more