Uber backtracks on threat to leave Quebec and says it will stay for now

  • Company had said it would quit if province pushed forward with new rules
  • Quebec’s transport minister stands by proposals ‘as a matter of fairness’

Uber has backed down from its threat to cease operations in the Canadian province of Quebec, saying instead that it now sees an opportunity for “constructive dialogue” with provincial authorities.

The ride-hailing service said last month it would stop operating in Quebec as of 14 October if the province continued to push forward with plans to demand additional training of its drivers.

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Amazon to create 1,200 jobs with new Bolton warehouse

Warehouse will be third in north-west and will be next-generation facility with staff working alongside robots

Amazon is to create a further 1,200 new jobs with a warehouse in Bolton as it continues its rapid UK expansion.

The warehouse, which will be the third to open in the north-west, will be one of a new generation of Amazon facilities that will see staff work alongside robots. Stefano Perego, an Amazon director, said the warehouse would take the total number of new permanent jobs the company has created in the north-west of England to more than 3,500 since 2016.

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