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HEADLINEFoodora couriers subject to ‘strike log,’ GPS tracking and misconduct inquiries, labour board documents claim
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Toronto Star
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Jan 03, 2020
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In a precedent-setting labour board battle over the future of the gig economy, food delivery giant Foodora is arguing its couriers are independent contractors, a category of worker that cannot unionize and is defined by freedom and flexibility on the job. >> Driving-local delivery; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEI went undercover as an Amazon delivery driver. Here’s what I learned about the hidden costs of free shipping.
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Toronto Star
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Dec 19, 2019
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We wanted to try to understand the true costs of free shipping and look at the ways in which Amazon's rapid delivery guarantees are changing not only customer habits, but also the nature of courier jobs and, in some ways, the city itself. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINERestaurant delivery jobs hold their own in the Uber Eats age
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CityNews
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Sep 04, 2019
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In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEWhat it’s really like to be an Amazon Flex delivery driver as Prime one-day shipping expands
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CNBC
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Jun 19, 2019
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Amazon Flex uses on-demand contract drivers to help with this especially labor-intensive and expensive hand-delivery. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEAmazon Is Hell On Wheels For Delivery Drivers
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Forbes
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Sep 13, 2018
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Business Insider released a scathing report on what its like to be a delivery driver for Amazon. Interviews with nearly three dozen Amazon delivery drivers provides a disturbing picture of the working conditions faced by drivers daily. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEAmazon Delivery Drivers Describe Brutal Working Conditions and Missing Paychecks
HEADLINECase challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today (CBC, Aug. 24/18)
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CBC
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Aug 24, 2018
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Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, a former truck driver, is challenging the Ontario government on a policy his lawyer says is discriminatory against refugees. In order to bypass the wait time in between licences, drivers must provide documents from their home country — a nearly impossible task for refugees. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEProvince removes barriers for refugees seeking driver’s licences (CTV News, Calgary, July 29/18)
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CTV News
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Jul 29, 2018
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The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that will remove a major roadblock that many new refugees face when they first come to Canada and need to provide for their family. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEDelivery driver wants Dominos to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage, CBC, May 14/18)
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CBC
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May 14, 2018
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A father of six has filed a claim against a Domino's pizza franchise alleging he spent more than four years working for the company earning below minimum wage, when he should have been entitled to the wages and benefits of an employee." >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINEGovernment urged to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers
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Advocate Daily
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Dec 14, 2017
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Lawyers call on Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through licensing process. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare