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The Guardian view on public sector jobs: keep gig economics out | Editorial

The erosion of job security and the prospects of millions of UK workers due to casualisation and outsourcing is widely recognised to have transformed the experience of work. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of zero-hours contracts increased fourfold. Such trends are meeting with increased resistance. Last week, Uber drivers won the right to a…
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March 22, 2021 0

After Uber’s U-turn, ministers must stop giving gig economy bosses an easy ride

Putting the brakes on the gig economy is a good thing. Bingeing on something commonly makes you feel ill. But in the case of the stratospheric growth in online services and the deleterious effect of this on stressed-out, poorly paid workers, overindulging makes others sick. From Australia to Canada, Chile, Brazil and much of Europe,…
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March 21, 2021 0

‘A lot are sceptical’: Uber drivers’ cautious welcome over worker status

On Wednesday Uber, the taxi hailing app, began offering 70,000 UK drivers a minimum hourly wage, holiday pay and pensions after years of legal battles. But drivers said the new deal was far from perfect, as they are only guaranteed minimum pay from when they accept a job – not from when they log on…
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March 18, 2021 0

Uber may face further legal challenge to settle drivers’ hours

Uber is set to face further legal action over pay as unions said the taxi hailing app’s new deal was continuing to shortchange its UK drivers. On Tuesday, after years of resistance by the company, Uber said it accepted that its 70,000 private-hire drivers were workers with rights to a minimum hourly wage and holiday…
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March 17, 2021 0

Courts close in on gig economy firms globally as workers seek rights

Gig economy companies, including Uber and Deliveroo, have faced at least 40 major legal challenges around the world as delivery drivers and riders try to improve their rights. The analysis of 39 employment cases, and seven linked cases on matters such as competition law, covers legal action in 20 countries including Australia, Chile, Brazil, South…
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March 17, 2021 0

Uber to pay UK drivers minimum wage, holiday pay and pension

Uber is to guarantee its 70,000 UK drivers a minimum hourly wage, holiday pay and pensions after a landmark supreme court ruling. The ride-hailing app said drivers would start benefiting from the changes from Wednesday while retaining the right to choose when they work, as it accepted they were classed as workers in line with…
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March 16, 2021 0