TWU wins enforceable rates for couriers & Amazon flex drivers in landmark decision
The Transport Workers’ Union has won a landmark determination that means couriers will receive significant improvements to their enforceable rates of pay – including world-first...
Workers’ rights up for grabs
Ahead of the upcoming Victorian State Election on the 26th November, labour rights are on the ballot once more. The Andrews Labor government has made...
Menulog trial marks gig milestone
The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the commencement of Menulog’s employment trial as an important milestone toward achieving minimum rights and standards in the food delivery industry.
Universities suffer epidemic of insecure work
Job insecurity in universities is reaching record levels. According to a recent report, one third of employees working in a university are casual or contract...
15,000 workers left in the lurch as Deliveroo goes under
British food delivery platform Deliveroo announced on the 16th November that it was going into voluntary administration, claiming that “achieving a sustainable position of leadership...
Uber will pay anything to not pay liveable wage!
Last year, Amita Gupta, a food delivery driver with Uber, took the company to the Federal Court for being “sacked after she was 10 minutes late with a food delivery.”
Fair Work Commission rules delivery riders are employees
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that a delivery rider for Deliveroo is an employee, not a contractor, for the purposes of employment law.
Big win for gig workers
Gig workers had a ground-breaking win last month when the Personal Injury Commission (PIC) awarded the family of Xiaonjun Chen $834,000 in workers’ compensation after...