Jun 11, 2021
Deliveroo drivers can now train to spot CRIMES despite fears of new ‘army of snoopers’
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DELIVEROO is teaming up with Neighbourhood Watch to train its riders in crime spotting.
The UK based scheme is facing criticism already but Deliveroo want their employees to be seen "as a force for good".2The scheme will take place in the UKCredit: AFP or licensors
The company has already faced complaints over its working conditions and some people think the scheme will create even more issues for employees.
According to the BBC, Jake Hurfurt, of privacy watchdog Big Brother, said the riders could "become a privatised, quasi police force".
He added that there was a risk of making "an army of poorly-trained snoopers that would be more Johnny English than James Bond"
The training, verified by Neighbourhood Watch and the Metropolitan Police, is optional for Deliveroo riders.2Deliveroo has been criticised over its treatment of workersCredit: Getty - Contributor
The aim is to teach them how to spot crimes like domestic abuse, street harassment, drug dealing, modern slavery and human trafficking.
A delivery rider who became a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator came up with the idea for the scheme.
It will also provide safety and awareness training.
This isn't the first time Deliveroo has trained its riders to help the public.
In 2020, it partnered with the NSPCC and trained over 7,000 workers how to spot and report signs of child abuse.
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Vax Express Commuter Rail Train Bringing Shots To Communities With Low COVID Vaccination Rates
BOSTON (CBS) – A new initiative to get people on board with the COVID vaccine gets underway Wednesday.
A Commuter Rail train dubbed the “Vax Express” arrives in Mattapan at Blue Hill Ave. Station around 10 a.m.READ MORE: Major Water Main Break Sends Water Gushing Into Street In Bostons Financial District
People will be able to step on the train and receive either a Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
No appointment is necessary.
Anyone who participates will receive a $25 grocery store gift card.READ MORE: UMass Lowell Closed For Second Straight Day Due To Possible Cybersecurity Incident
The Vax Express is aimed to bring shots to communities with low vaccination rates.
Between Wednesday and Sunday, stops will be made in Boston, Worcester, Lowell, Lawrence and Fitchburg.
Second doses will be offered on the Vax Express from July 7-11.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Todays Developments
Click here for the complete Vax Express schedule.