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Uber raises prices for South Africa - BusinessTech

Internet ride-sharing app Uber is raising its South African fares back to their old rates just two months after the company initiated its winter price cuts. On April 7 this year, the smartphone app cut fares on its cheaper UberX option in Cape Town ...and more »

How Gig Economy Is Using Private Arbitration to Win on Labor Classification - Insurance Journal

Sharing economy workers' best shot at suing to rewrite the rules of their employment may soon pass them by. As judges last Thursday considered settlements that will leave Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers as independent contractors, two of ...and more »

Uber is making changes to its app to make drivers happier - Business Insider

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) New changes are coming to Uber that should make drivers happier — without raising fares for riders. The new programs, which should roll out in cities nationwide this month, are likely ...and more »

Uber tweaks its app in bid to appease drivers - Los Angeles Times

Facing a high-profile labor lawsuit and backlash from drivers complaining about lower wages, Uber Technologies Inc. is changing parts of its ride-hailing app to appease those behind the wheel. Features announced Monday will allow drivers to turn down ...and more »

Uber seeks to placate drivers with a host of new app features - The Verge

Being an Uber driver can be a pain in the ass. Just ask, well, any of them. They'll start out by saying, "Sure, I love the flexibility," but then pepper you with a long list of complaints. Some want to get paid more. Others want employee benefits and ...and more »

The company for the anti-Uber crowd - Crain's New York Business

There are half a dozen rideshare services in New York. Only Juno wants to be the anti-Uber. Whereas Uber has been hit repeatedly with class-action suits charging it with misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Juno ...and more »

Uber pushes new driver-friendly features amid lawsuits and scrutiny - Mashable

Uber is rolling out the red carpet for its drivers, or at least the in-app version of a red carpet. The ride-hailing giant announced a slate of new and expanded driver-friendly features on Monday, including greater control over ride destinations ...and more »

Unhappy Uber drivers abandon company -

Uber drivers across the country are abandoning the service after feeling they've been left out-of-pocket. Auckland driver Arden MacDonald left his fulltime job last year to take up driving for Uber, but reapplied for his old job after driving for Uber ...and more »

Uber launches new features aimed at improving driver experience - Washington Post

Ride-hailing giant Uber has added a bevy of new features to its app aimed at improving the driver experience, the latest development in an extended labor struggle between the company and its workforce. The company, whose driver-partners have long ...and more »

Uber drivers to 'fine' riders who keep them waiting - BBC News

Uber is offering a raft of new features aimed at placating drivers as more look to take legal action over benefits and status. The ride-hailing firm is extending a system in which drivers charge riders a "wait times" fee if they take more than two ...and more »