scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

Driver Safety When Delivering Alcohol Uber’s Responsibility, Says FIRST Union

Driver Safety When Delivering Alcohol Uber’s Responsibility, Says FIRST Union
FIRST Union - the union for drivers - says Uber will be held accountable if drivers are harmed whilst delivering alcohol. This comes after the app-based company announced Uber Eats is now offering an alcohol-delivery service and that delivery drivers would ...

" Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Uber would likely be considered a PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) and therefore potentially liable for any harm caused to its workers."We want drivers to know that even as contractors, they are protected by our health and safety legislation," said Ms Rosentreter." "Uber must not be allowed to simply wash its hands of drivers’ health and safety.Driver Safety When Delivering Alcohol Uber’s Responsibility, Says FIRST Union FIRST Union - the union for drivers - says Uber will be held accountable if drivers are harmed whilst delivering alcohol.

This comes after the app-based company announced Uber Eats is now offering an alcohol-delivery service and that delivery drivers would be responsible for refusing underage and intoxicated people at their door."Imagine showing up to a house full of drunk partygoers on your own and then trying to refuse them the alcohol they had ordered and already paid for.

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