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Food delivery workers win the battle but war is far from over

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Uber has avoided being forced to acknowledge their responsibilities as an employer by settling a case against it out of court.

Transport Workers’ Union national secretary Michael Kaine is now calling on the government to update “ancient laws … [that are] no longer fit for purpose” to prevent similar legal fights.

“This is a ruthless, ruthless company,” he told Joe Hildebrand.

“This mythology that they’ve woven in our society about these workers … that flexibility and independence is valued above all is starting to unravel.

“You’re not kidding anyone, you’re a transport company.

“You can’t just come before this court and pretend that there’s a different characterisation just because you say so in your contracts.”

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