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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

HEADLINEI was an Amazon delivery driver: What it’s like to work in the tech giant’s citizen package brigade
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GeekWire
DATE
Sep 24, 2017
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I've spent the past few weekends trying my hand as a driver for Amazon Flex, the company's Uber-esque platform that lets everyday people like you and me deliver packages with our own cars. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINESyrian refugee truck driver challenges MTO over licensing wait (The Star, May 29/17)
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The Star
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May 29, 2017
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Ahmad Al Rasoul is taking the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to the human rights tribunal to challenge a policy that forces some newcomers to wait a year before taking a road test for a full G driver's licence. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEDriver Services: Employee or Independent (July 1, 2008)
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Truck News
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Jul 01, 2008
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By contracting a driver, a truck fleet can add or subtract capacity without the obligations and costs of having an employee. There are good and bad sides for both the carrier and the driver in this type of arrangement. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Entrepreneurship