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Union wins right to challenge Deliveroo on human rights grounds – TechCrunch

Union wins right to challenge Deliveroo on human rights grounds – TechCrunch The UK High Court has granted a union permission to challenge Deliveroo’s opposition to collective bargaining for its couriers on human rights grounds. The IWGB union argues that couriers for the restaurant food delivery company should be classed as …

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Deliveroo fattens its market presence by opening to restaurants that do deliveries – TechCrunch

Deliveroo fattens its market presence by opening to restaurants that do deliveries – TechCrunch Restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo is taking the next logical step to expand its business by opening up to restaurants that have their own delivery fleets — thereby also expanding the food choices it can offer …

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Deliveroo opens up POS integration for restaurant partners via an API – TechCrunch

Deliveroo opens up POS integration for restaurant partners via an API – TechCrunch Restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo is opening up Point of Sale (POS) integrations to restaurant partners, via an API and developer portal, after trialling the approach this spring and finding appetite for uptake. The integration is intended …

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As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches – TechCrunch

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was announced, but it’s a huge move for the UK as it laid the regulatory groundwork that will be needed to …

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UK outs plan to bolster gig economy workers rights

The UK government has announced a package of labor market reforms to respond to changes in working patterns including those driven by the rise of gig economy platforms and apps like Uber and Deliveroo. It’s billing the move as an expansion of workers rights — saying “millions” of workers will …

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UK report calls out “dubious” gig economy practices, urges law reform

Pressure is mounting on the UK government to close loopholes in employment law to protect people working in the gig economy from being underpaid and otherwise exploited. Two parliamentary committees have issued a report making a series of recommendations that could have major implications for the business models of tech …

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Uber and Deliveroo get a gig economy rights grilling

Uber and Deliveroo execs faced questions from a UK parliamentary committee today as the government continues to deliberate on changes to employment law to account for the rise of gig economy work facilitated by tech platforms. Ride-hailing giant Uber was also grilled over what one committee member dubbed its “aggressive” …

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