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Uber Eats delivery workers form union seeks improved working conditions | NHK News

2019-10-03T09:34:15.456Z

Deliveries of “Uber Eats”, an agency service that delivers food to customers as a delivery person, form a labor union and become a service management company.



Uber Eats deliverers form a labor union to improve working conditions October 3 18:25

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Deliveries of “Uber Eats,” a service that delivers food to customers as a delivery person, formed a labor union and asked the service operator to improve working conditions.

On the 3rd, the delivery person of "Uber Eats" and a lawyer who supports him in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo held a conference and announced the establishment of a labor union.

“Uber Eats” is a service operated by the U.S. ride share giant “Uber”, and while delivery personnel have the advantage of being able to work at their preferred time, they work as “individual business owners” who do not sign employment contracts with the company. Problems were pointed out, such as workers' accident insurance not being applied even if they were injured.

This time, there were 17 people who formed the union, and Tomio Maeba (29), the representative, said, “We want to negotiate with the company as a union because there are many voices that we are in trouble because of accidents.” I was talking.

Uber has begun compensation such as paying treatment costs up to 250,000 yen if injured in an accident during delivery from this month, but Shigeto Kawakami, who supported the formation of the union, said, “The compensation system is still sufficient Rather, I would like to make efforts to improve the working environment through the union in order to protect people who work as new ways of working expand. "

Source: nhk

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