Gig economy

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Be warned: Deliveroo’s victory over its riders shows just how vulnerable British workers are | Callum Cant
Why is the UK establishment so much more hostile to gig economy rights than other parts of Europe, asks the sociologist and author Callum Cant

Callum Cant

23, Nov, 2023 @2:14 PM

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Blow to gig economy workers after UK supreme court rules against collective bargaining rights
Top court says riders were self-employed contractors and do not have a right to collective negotiations on pay and conditions

Sarah Butler

21, Nov, 2023 @1:41 PM

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DoorDash and Uber investigate whether motorcyclist killed in Sydney crash was a gig worker
A man in his 30s died in St Peters after his motorcycle and a car collided just after midnight

Christopher Knaus

10, Nov, 2023 @6:12 AM

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Uber warning that food delivery prices could spike 85% shows gig workers are underpaid, experts say
If Labor’s proposed workplace overhaul leads to higher delivery prices, it reflects ‘below-acceptable levels of pay’

Jordyn Beazley

17, Oct, 2023 @1:40 AM

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‘It’s almost every day’: foreign delivery riders face gang attacks in Dublin
Assaults and robberies escalated during pandemic and have continued as ‘shared space of the city is fought over’

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

20, Sep, 2023 @1:30 PM

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Dodging death and immigration officers: 12 hours as a London fast-food rider – and all for £40
A quarter of UK adults use firms such as Deliveroo, but few think about the cyclists who bring their takeaways. We joined one rider for a day

Nicola Kelly

14, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Family of Uber Eats rider who died after being hit by truck urges MPs to pass Labor’s gig worker changes
Union helps Burak Dogan’s family lodge workers’ compensation claim after company denied them $400,000 death benefit

Christopher Knaus

05, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Australians may pay ‘tiny bit extra’ on pizza delivery as government announces new gig economy rules
Workplace relations minister says the minimal impact on consumers is a small price to pay for improving rider safety

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

31, Aug, 2023 @7:38 AM

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Australia’s gig economy workers set to benefit from minimum pay and protection against ‘unfair deactivation’
Labor bill gives Fair Work Commission power to set minimum standards for hundreds of thousands of ‘employee-like workers’ on digital platforms

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

30, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Tell us: how is your life affected by working in the UK’s gig economy?
We want to speak to workers on zero-hours contracts in the UK about their experiences of insecure employment

Guardian community team

23, Aug, 2023 @12:09 PM

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Labour manoeuvres on workers’ rights show prickly path to a manifesto
Tweaked promises on employment status have been denounced by Unite but election policies are still being measured up

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

18, Aug, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Labour partly rows back on workers’ rights pledges
Party amends plan to bolster protections for gig economy as it boasts of ‘pro-business’ credentials

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

18, Aug, 2023 @10:38 AM

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