Uber’s air taxi vision isn’t amazing, it’s dystopian

June 13, 2019

Uber Air yesterday announced plans to start test flights of its aerial taxi service in Melbourne next year, and move to commercial operations by 2023.

Uber Australia rideshare drivers and food delivery riders are currently paid below minimum wages, are inadequately paid to meet tax payments and adequately maintain their vehicles, are subject to arbitrary terminations and a business model that has consistently broken the law.

Perhaps authorities should ensure Uber looks after its workers before allowing it to expand its operations.

TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine in an opinion article today asks if we are prepared to adopt Uber’s vision of progress, where some people win and some lose.

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