Ontario has discriminated against refugee drivers by requiring them to get government documents from the country they fled authenticated, in order to fast-track their licencing, a tribunal has ruled. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision means refugees in the province are immediately exempt from the one-year waiting period for the G2 exit test, as long as they can produce a valid licence from their country of origin.>> Driving-local delivery; Driving-taxi and rideshare.
Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova is facing a multimillion-dollar class action claiming its independently owned franchises misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay them minimum wage. In what the lawsuit calls a “systemic breach” of provincial employment laws, delivery drivers at 140 Pizza Nova stores across Ontario were denied “appropriate compensation” and protections because they were not classified as employees, according to the statement of claim. >> Driving-local delivery; Restaurant
COVID-19 is highlighting how much we depend on a whole constellation of ... humble occupations. Millions of so-called “low skill” workers are ... indispensable to our well-being, possibly even our survival. And unlike those of us who can work from home and make other adjustments to survive the lockdown, these workers can’t. They have to keep working: both to earn income (most wouldn’t even qualify for Employment Insurance), and to serve us. >> Driving-local delivery; Early childhood care and development; Restaurant; Retail; COVID-19-related
Demand for home delivery is rising, and New Yorkers barricaded in their homes are leaning more and more on a largely immigrant work force. >> Driving-local delivery; COVID-19-related
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-taxi and rideshare; COVID-19-related.
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
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
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
Amazon Flex uses on-demand contract drivers to help with this especially labor-intensive and expensive hand-delivery. >> Driving-local delivery
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