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Instacart is raising minimum pay–again

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It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for grocery delivery service Instacart and its gig workers. A protest over how the company calculates compensation–by including tips–has prompted it to set new minimum payments twice in six days. What’s more, the company has also pledged to retroactively compensate drivers going back to November’s rollout of a controversial pay formula.

Last Friday, the company announced a $3 minimum, which did little to ease the concerns of its contract delivery workers, known as shoppers. Today, it announced a new minimum wage sliding scale–depending on details of the assignment–of $5 to $10. This is irrespective of the customer tip or bonus payments based on criteria like peak demand........

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