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Dear Uber driver, please don't rate me down for not feeling chatty

Dear Uber driver, please don't rate me down for not feeling chatty

'Increasingly, drivers are giving me less than five stars. And for what?'

  • by Penny Flanagan

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'Uber Eats and Deliveroo should be very worried': Ruling to reshape gig economy
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'Uber Eats and Deliveroo should be very worried': Ruling to reshape gig economy

The Fair Work Commission's finding that a Foodora worker was an employee rather than an independent contractor has implications for companies operating in the gig economy.

  • by Cara Waters
Uber driver was 'very scared' after passenger fell from vehicle, was fatally hit by bus
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Uber driver was 'very scared' after passenger fell from vehicle, was fatally hit by bus

Nazrul Islam said he was "shivering" and "nervous" after stopping the car and being confronted with the body of his passenger on the road with an "injured" head.

Uber posts $US1 billion loss on bookings slowdown
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Uber posts $US1 billion loss on bookings slowdown

For the third quarter in a row, Uber's growth has stayed in single digits.

  • by Heather Somerville
Uber wants to restart self-driving car tests after pedestrian death
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Uber wants to restart self-driving car tests after pedestrian death

The company has pledged to put two human backup drivers in each vehicle and take a raft of other precautions to make the vehicles safe.

Man convicted of armed robbery and historical sex offence cleared to drive passengers: QCAT
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Man convicted of armed robbery and historical sex offence cleared to drive passengers: QCAT

Tribunal rules Cairns man deserves a chance at job as taxi or Uber driver.

  • by Alison Brown
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'When I first started the money was very good': ride-share drivers feeling the squeeze
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'When I first started the money was very good': ride-share drivers feeling the squeeze

When Emmett D'Urso started working as a ride-share driver four years ago, he was earning up to $45 per hour. He now earns $16 an hour.

  • by Anna Patty
What it's really like to be an Uber driver
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What it's really like to be an Uber driver

I’m a 51-year-old married father of three, living at Sydney’s Hornsby Heights, and I’ve been a full-time Uber driver for over two and a half years.

  • by Patrick Carr as told to Rosamund Burton
Taxi and Uber fares to jump after levy passes parliament
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Taxi and Uber fares to jump after levy passes parliament

The reforms include a 10 per cent levy on all taxi, rideshare and small charter vehicle fares to pay for a $120 million four year taxi plate buyback scheme.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Lawyers say Uber class action may see it pay 'hundreds of millions'
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Lawyers say Uber class action may see it pay 'hundreds of millions'

Law firm Maurice Blackburn says its case against Uber alleges that the global ride-share giant engaged in conspiracy, causing harm to taxi and hire car industry.

  • by Timna Jacks
Power play: Electric vehicles exempt from taxi levy
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Power play: Electric vehicles exempt from taxi levy

The state government has accepted an amendment that will see electric vehicles exempt from the 10 per cent on-demand transport levy.

  • by Hamish Hastie