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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

Workers’ rights and role of trade unions

Your editorial (21 February) on Amazon workers’ rights and Nesrine Malik’s article (The culture war isn’t harmless rhetoric, it’s having a chilling effect on equality, 22 February) mention new trade unions fighting for the rights of low-paid workers: the App Drivers & Couriers Union, which won the landmark court case against Uber, and the United…
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February 23, 2021 0

After the Uber ruling, there’s no excuse for government not to enforce workers’ rights | Jason Moyers-Lee

In 2018, Ali submitted a claim against Uber for unpaid holidays. Originally from Somaliland, he had been driving for Uber since 2016, a couple of years after arriving in the UK. Since then, he hadn’t had a single paid holiday, despite at times working up to 70 hours in a seven-day week. He had taken…
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February 20, 2021 0

The Guardian view on the Uber drivers ruling: a challenge to government | Editorial

It is difficult to think of ways in which Friday’s supreme court ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers could have been more emphatic or conclusive than it was. The six justices agreed unanimously to uphold a groundbreaking employment tribunal finding made against the company in 2016. Uber drivers, the court confirmed, are not…
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February 19, 2021 0

Legal victory for foster carers paves way to action on employment rights

Foster carers could be the next group to take legal action for greater working rights, after a court in Glasgow found that a couple selected by the city council to look after vulnerable children should have been treated as workers rather than self-employed. Unions representing foster carers across the UK are planning to lodge further…
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August 31, 2020 0
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