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What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Ever since couriers joined the union we have been raising the issue of the complete lack of workers’ rights in the “gig economy”. The lack of employment rights, and the total impunity with which companies have been allowed to act, is nothing short of astounding. A prime example is the case of the courier firm […]

Ever since couriers joined the union we have been raising the issue of the complete lack of workers’ rights in the “gig economy”. The lack of employment rights, and the total impunity with which companies have been allowed to act, is nothing short of astounding. A prime example is the case of the courier firm Hermes, which has been accused of abusive practices and failing to pay the minimum wage. Similarly, despite the fact that bike courier Maggie Dewhurst wears a CitySprint uniform, has a CitySprint ID an

Source: What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

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