Uber Eats workers keep riding in Australia’s hazardous air with little support

Uber Eats workers keep riding in Australia's hazardous air with little support

Chemists and hardware stores across Australia are selling out of masks as the bushfire crisis continues. Thick smoke has blanketed major cities for weeks, with air quality reaching over 20 times the hazardous level in some places. 

Sporting events and music festivals have been cancelled. Postal delivery in Australia’s capital of Canberra has been suspended. State governments are advising people to stay indoors, and urging employers to allow employees to either work inside or stay at home.

However, stopping work is simply not an option for some. Despite the dangerous conditions, people who rely on income from gig work are continuing to deliver food for companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo on bikes. Read more…

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