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Uber and its ilk are normalising job insecurity

An Adelaide former Uber Eats driver is appealing a court decision that she wasn’t an employee when sacked for a late delivery. But Uber is the flagbearer for a “parasitical” model gig economy in which hard-won worker rights are being stripped away at the click of an app, argues Peter Fleming, Carl Rhodes and Kyoung-Hee Yu.

 

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Opinion

Once proven safe, hailing flying taxis will become normal

Uber Air’s intent to launch an aerial taxi service in 2023 puts renewed focus on drone technology and safety. But when proven safe, the public will accept pilot-free passenger drones in the sky as it has other forms of transport, argues Matthew Marino.

News

Uber flights set for Melbourne takeoff

Melbourne will be the third city in the world to trial a new app-hailed Uber service that transports people by air, in a step Victoria says will cement the city’s innovation credentials.

Business

Uber posts $1 billion loss after slowdown

Uber Technologies says growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose just six per cent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year.