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UK outs plan to bolster gig economy workers rights

The UK government has announced a package of labor market reforms to respond to changes in working patterns including those driven by the rise of gig economy platforms and apps like Uber and Deliveroo. It’s billing the move as an expansion of workers rights — saying “millions” of workers will …

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UK report calls out “dubious” gig economy practices, urges law reform

Pressure is mounting on the UK government to close loopholes in employment law to protect people working in the gig economy from being underpaid and otherwise exploited. Two parliamentary committees have issued a report making a series of recommendations that could have major implications for the business models of tech …

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Uber and Deliveroo get a gig economy rights grilling

Uber and Deliveroo execs faced questions from a UK parliamentary committee today as the government continues to deliberate on changes to employment law to account for the rise of gig economy work facilitated by tech platforms. Ride-hailing giant Uber was also grilled over what one committee member dubbed its “aggressive” …

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