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A new agreement between gig economy company Uber and the Transport Workers' Union will ensure vital Australian workers are no longer exploited, the union's national secretary says.
Under the agreement signed on Tuesday, Uber and the TWU agreed to support the federal government in legislating an independent body to create industry-wide standards, including a minimum wage.
'It's a great moment in Australian industrial history,' TWU's national secretary Michael Kaine told reporters on Wednesday.
'It will mean Australians ... can have the confidence that the worker who is providing those services is safe, is rested and is able to look after themselves and their family.'
TWU boss said the landmark agreement will allow customers to be more secure knowing their drivers will be 'safe and rested'
Gig economy workers who work for companies like Uber are not entitled to minimum wage or sick leave because they are classified