Gig economy

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‘It’s a sweat factory’: Instacart workers ready to strike for pay and conditions
Gig workers report falling wages, unmanageable orders and lack of concern from the company

Gloria Oladipo

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Amazon could owe drivers thousands in rights claim, says law firm
Leigh Day launches group action for drivers classed as self-employed and not entitled to employee rights

Joanna Partridge

13, Oct, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Cambridge colleges accused of exploiting ‘gig economy’ tutors
Nearly half of undergraduate tutorials are delivered by staff who lack proper contracts, research shows

Rachel Hall

09, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Tired of being stepped on’: Instacart workers urge customers to delete app
‘Shoppers’ across the US cite falling pay rates and unsafe working conditions ahead of company’s rumored IPO

Gloria Oladipo

05, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘We were witness to magic’: ex-Drones drummer Mike Noga’s posthumous swansong
In the lead-up to the belated release of an apocalyptic yet hopeful final album, the late musician’s family open up about his talents and struggles

Walter Marsh

05, Oct, 2021 @12:29 AM

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‘What are the options?’: a new film on the toll of the gig economy
In the new documentary The Gig Is Up, film-maker Shannon Walsh travels around the world to uncover the human cost of the new way many of us work

David Smith in Washington

28, Sep, 2021 @6:11 AM

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New York City delivery workers win rights to better tips, bathrooms and more
A package of bills targeting app-based companies such as Grubhub and Doordash will also set minimum pay

Kari Paul

24, Sep, 2021 @1:14 AM

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Firms urged to protect workers from abuse in ‘wild west’ UK gig economy
Union says couriers reported being harassed at least once a week while doing their work

Kevin Rawlinson

19, Sep, 2021 @10:58 AM

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Keir Starmer to pledge Labour will deliver £10 minimum wage
Party’s leader to set out plans to expand workers’ rights in speech to TUC conference

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Higher wages are welcome, but workers should not think fortunes have changed
Pay in Britain has been low for a long time, and for many reasons. There is no evidence that Brexit will change that

12, Sep, 2021 @5:37 AM

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Covid inequalities are chance for unions – TUC’s Frances O’Grady
Interview: boss of unions’ group says membership is rising after the pandemic exposed just how unfair the jobs market is for many

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Britain’s workforce is changing – now our unions must catch up | Eve Livingston
Sharon Graham’s election as head of Unite shows workers facing new forms of exploitation need strong, diverse unions, says journalist and author Eve Livingston

Eve Livingston

28, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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