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12 February 2018

Respecting human rights in the on-demand economy: Closing the new governance gap

Author: Faris Natour

"Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap," 11 April 2016...

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Article
7 February 2018

UK: Gig economy workers again call on govt. to change laws denying them basic rights following death of a self-employed courier

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian

Gig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped short of bringing in new laws to prevent bogus self-employment, which denies basic rights to around 1.1 million couriers, minicab drivers...

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Article
6 February 2018

USA: Taxi driver's suicide reveals pervasive economic hardships wrought by gig economy

Author: Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times

"A Driver's Suicide Reveals the Dark Side of the Gig Economy", 6 Feb 2018...

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  • Related companies: Uber
Article
31 January 2018

USA: Uber partners with anti-trafficking groups in effort to train drivers to identify victims of human trafficking

Author: Umberto Bacchi, Thomas Reuters Foundation

"Uber drivers told how to spot traffickers in their cabs", 29 Jan 2018...

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  • Related companies: Uber
Article
21 December 2017

EU: Court of Justice rules Uber is a transport services co, requiring it to accept stricter regulations on workers' rights incl. wages & holidays

Author: Owen Boycott, The Guardian (UK)

"Uber to face stricter EU regulation after ECJ rules it is transport firm", 20 Dec 2017...

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  • Related companies: Uber
Story
8 December 2017

UK: New research shows gig economy workers risk losing basic rights due to gaps in legislation; govt. must do more

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Article
7 December 2017

UK: Gig economy workers risk losing basic rights due to gaps in legislation, new research shows

Author: Richard Partington, The Guardian (UK)

"Gig economy workers in UK risk missing out on £22,200 of pension", 7 Dec 2017...

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Article
30 November 2017

Commentary: EU ruling has real consequences for cos owing workers holiday pay - but what happens after Brexit?

Author: Jason Moyer-Lee, The Guardian (UK)

"At last, paid holiday for 'gig economy' workers. But what happens after Brexit?", 30 Nov 2017...

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Article
20 November 2017

UK: New report urges govt. to change law to better protect workers' rights in the gig economy

Author: Sarah Butler, The Guardian (UK)

[T]wo influential parliamentary committees [...] have prepared draft legislation intended to close the loopholes that allow “irresponsible companies to underpay workers”... The rise of other insecure forms of work, with about 900,000 on zero-hours...

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Article
26 September 2017

EU seeks more protection for gig economy workers

Author: Reuters, New York Times

"EU Seeks More Protection for Uber-Style Jobs," 24 September 2017...

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