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deliveroo fends off ‘gig economy’ criticism with courier insurance




the policy also grants riders to £2,500 in annual medical expenses cover, £2,000 for dental repair, £200 for phone damage caused during an accident, £700 for jury service cover, and £1,500 annual cover for overnight hospital stays, as well as £750 for accompanying family members. taken as a wh...



'i'm a student, not a company': deliveroo courier heads for court




a courier for food delivery firm deliveroo is planning to take the company to court because he does not want to be treated as self-employed, broadcaster rtl z said on thursday.from next february, deliveroo’s 1,750 delivery workers in the netherlands will become freelancers which, the company says,...



just eat is trialling restaurant deliveries like deliveroo




he wouldn't confirm that deliveroo and ubereats were siphoning customers away, but agreed the company was in "pretty competitive markets" that included "uber, one of the best-funded companies in the world". the expansion would be a huge shift for just eat. at the moment, the company acts as an aggre...



deliveroo tribunal battle goes to heart of 'gig economy'




deliveroo is locked in a tribunal battle that could become a landmark case for the future of the so-called "gig economy".see related citysprint faces 'gig economy' legal challengethe central arbitration committee is "investigating whether deliveroo's drivers are independent contractors... or whethe...



deliveroo builds its own kitchens to help restaurants expand




the chefs will still be employed by their respective restaurants. deliveroo's main contribution is a software platform which will track customer demand in different areas. using this data, it'll pick the restaurants that it believes have the best chance of being successful in any given area, and the...



'gig economy' workers to be paid more than minimum wage




"gig economy" workers such as uber drivers and deliveroo delivery riders could be about to get a guarantee of earning 20 per cent more than the minimum wage.see related 'gig economy': when is a worker not an employee?deliveroo offers per-trip pay to defuse workers' rowa report into employment pract...



deliveroo to go with controversial freelance scheme




british food delivery company deliveroo is to start treating its delivery staff in the south of the country as freelancers rather than paid employees, rtl news reports.the system means new deliveroo riders will no longer be paid by the hour but per delivery which means more money during peak times. ...



dutch staffing agencies call for action on gig economy platforms




deliveroo workers protest on tuesday about the company’s policies. photo: herman wouters /hhdutch staffing agency umbrella group abu has urged the new government to make it clear what the rights and obligations of internet platforms such as uber and deliveroo to their workforce actually are.withou...



deliveroo's delivery fee-dodging subscription is going nationwide




like any addiction, a deliveroo dependency can get pretty expensive between the cost of food and the £2.50 delivery fee. but deliveroo isn't your average peddler, and earlier this year it launched a subscription service that offered power users the option to dodge all delivery fees in exchange for ...



deliveroo is giving riders gopros after a rise in acid attacks




technology will also play a part, with new apps features allowing riders to alert the company to problem areas and gopro cameras capturing footage of potential attacks. deliveroo says that in the past three weeks alone, 71 delivery workers have removed themselves from a delivery over fears for their...



ten things you need to know today: monday 1 may 2017




a debt-ridden courier committed suicide shortly after bailiffs clamped the motorcycle that was essential to his work, an inquest has heard. jerome rogers, 20, was being pursued over two £65 parking fines that had escalated to a debt of £1,019. meanwhile, mps have said that couriers and drivers for...



deliveroo to roll out freelance delivery worker scheme across nl




british meal delivery company deliveroo is planning to roll out its controversial decision to replace delivery workers in the netherlands who have fixed contracts with freelancers across the country, the financieele dagblad reported.the move is better for the company and will also allow delivery wor...



deliveroo offers £6 restaurant 'lunchbox' service in london




it's midday, your stomach is growling and you haven't brought a packed lunch. you could go outside and queue for some pret a manger, or — if you live in east london — you could try deliveroo's new lunchbox service. it's a £6 meal deal from various restaurant partners including motu, yoobi sushi...



'gig economy': when is a worker not an employee?




did you know you can be a "worker" and still be classified as self-employed? have you ever been confused by friends or relatives who work for one company and yet are not "employed" by that firm? see related uber: where did it all go wrong?deliveroo offers per-trip pay to defuse workers' rowjohn le...



uber eats offers insurance for its european couriers




uber eats only just turned two years old, but like other "gig economy" businesses, it's facing scrutiny over how it classifies workers. in europe, the company is partnering with axa to offer couriers an insurance package that covers accidents, hospitalization, property damage and third-party injury ...



a long road ahead | business standard editorials




prime minister narendra modi has sought to win the perception battle about the state of the economy by brushing aside growing criticism in several quarters, including from some within his own party, about the slowdown. the criticism became more intense after the gross domestic product growth rate fo...



a hurricane shouldn't bankrupt your insurance company.




when a storm puts a tree branch through your roof, or a flood damages your foundation, you turn to your insurance company to pay for the repairs. and when it's only one, or two, or even 10 claims, insurance can cover the costs, no problem. but when it's an entire city? an entire state? the price of ...



the deliveroo jacket is the latest 'anti-fashion' statement




first it was the dhl t-shirt. then the ikea bag. now, the deliveroo jacket has become the latest anti-fashion fashion trend.the jackets, which were part of the company's rebranding in october 2016, are made from highly-reflective nylon and feature a much more minimalist kangaroo logo than the orig...



who's happy, who's not: norway tops list, us falls - the daily courier




if you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. a winter coat helps - and a sense of community.start the conversation, or read more at the daily courier.



up to ten million britons in insecure work, says gmb




as many as ten million britons do not have secure employment, according to one of the country's biggest unions.see related one in ten workers in 'insecure jobs', says tucthe gmb revealed its findings after attempting for the first time to quantify the number of people in what it calls "precarious e...



deliveroo’s pop-up kitchens are ticking off local councils




as the guardian reports, southwark council has already told deliveroo to suspend operations at a site in camberwell, south london, on account of the company not having appropriate planning permission. rooboxes are typically housed in shipping container-sized structures or pieced together inside indu...



uber drivers are ‘workers’ but deliveroo cyclists are not




​the u.k. central arbitration committee (cac) has found that deliveroo cyclists are not "workers" as there was a genuine substitution right that could be used both before and after a bicycle rider accepted a particular job, meaning the riders did not undertake to personally do any work or services...



60,000 join far-right march on poland's independence day - the daily courier




tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in warsaw saturday, as poles celebrated their country's independence day. the far-right march was one of many events marking poland's rebirth as a nation in 1918 after being wiped off the map for 123 years.sta...



mps urge the uk government to close 'gig economy' loopholes




self-employment, the mps argue, is for the benefit of the businesses, rather than their couriers. such a setup maxmises profit, as traditional employees are entitled to benefits such as parental pay, protection against unfair dismissal, and time off for emergencies. contractors who submitted written...



delivery, courier workers hold motorcade through athens | news




hundreds of couriers and food delivery workers drove their motorcycles and scooters past parliament in downtown athens on thursday to protest low wages.it is estimated that around 30,000 people work as couriers and in food delivery in attica alone. workers say they are underpaid and that most have n...