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Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

Trade unions celebrate UK’s Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers

The decision follows a long running legal battle with Uber Technologies Inc. The first ruling was by the Central Employment Tribunal in 2016, followed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2017 and the Court of Appeal in London

Historic win: Trade unions celebrate UK top court’s ruling on Uber drivers

The UK Supreme Court upheld multiple lower court rulings that held that Uber drivers are workers and not “self-employed” as the ride-hailing corporate argued

California’s gig workers and Florida’s minimum wage: some ballot measures that require your attention

While gig economy workers faced defeat in their struggle against California’s Proposition 22, Florida workers secured a major victory in their six-year-long fight to raise the minimum wage to USD 15 per hour

US Elections: Joe Biden inches ahead

As counting in many States continues, Joe Biden seems to have pulled ahead, taking a lead in key States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been making insinuations about mail-in ballots

Latest US poll stunt proves Uber, Lyft are their own worst political enemies

Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment

Californian court passes injunction on gig workers’ law, after threats from Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft, have strongly opposed California’s AB5, that classifies gig workers as employees, instead of as contractors of the companies

App delivery drivers mobilized across Brazil to demand better work conditions

The national walkout on Wednesday May 1 was organized to demand better conditions for thousands of informal motorcycle delivery workers

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

Paid sick leave US workers demand effective paid sick leave policies to deal with Coronavirus pandemic

As the Coronavirus pandemic is raging in the US, only 15% of the fast food workers have paid leaves left, leaving over 32 million workers in a difficult situation

Role of capital and labour in digital economy

Parminder Jeet Singh talks about what a digital economy is and the role of capital and workers in it

California’s labor law regularizing gig economy workers could set a global precedent

The legislation is the first of its kind and will likely force app-based corporates like Uber to reclassify their workers as employees rather than as contractors

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