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Uber’s food-delivery arm, which employs ‘riders’ to courier food to customers, is to start offering an insurance plan to its workers, it has emerged today. From January 08, Uber Eats will offer its riders in Europe an AXA insurance plan that will provide coverage for personal accidents, cash benefits for hospitalisation, property damage and cover for third-party injury. Couriers will be able to benefit from the policy whether they are fully independent or employed via a third party, and the company will pay for the insurance, Reuters reports. Companies in the so-called gig economy, such as Uber and Deliveroo, have come under fire for the way that workers are treated, with accusations of exploitative practices. Workers are typically self-employed, but some have argued that the companies owe them employment rights.