AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR FLAGS SCRUTINY OF UBER EATS

SYDNEY- On Monday the head of a Australian competition regulator said it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc and restaurants that have partnered up with the company for Uber Eats.

The Australian Broadcasting  Corporation (ABC) reported on Sunday that many restaurateurs were unhappy with the contract terms left them with late deliveries despite being charge by Uber for the service.

Rod Sims, head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, spoke on ABC radio on Monday and when asked about the report, he said,  “Certainly, we’ll have a look at it,”

“We have three bits of the law we can deal with here. One is business to business – are they misleading the people they’re dealing with? Two is: Are they engaged in unconscionable conduct, putting all the conduct together? And thirdly are the terms with which they work unfair? So, there’s a lot to look at there,” he added.

Uber reacting to the, said they are backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group and that Uber Eats is just a,  “marketplace that connects restaurants with delivery partners” and their terms and conditions are “consistent with Australian law”.

Uber East spokeswoman said in a statement, “Restaurants aren’t locked in, just like delivery partners and eaters. Uber Eats is just one option. If a restaurant does not wish to use the app, they do not have to,

Photo Credit- foodclicks.nl

 

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