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    Addison Lee drivers are workers, Court of Appeal confirms

    Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed, and are entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay, the Court of Appeal has confirmed. The post Addison Lee drivers are workers, Court of Appeal confirms appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    Just Eat serves up ‘agency worker’ model in Liverpool

    Just Eat is pressing ahead with plans to end the company’s reliance on gig workers by offering couriers the opportunity to join its ‘agency worker’ model. The post Just Eat serves up ‘agency worker’ model in Liverpool appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    Deliveroo riders on strike over pay and conditions

    Around 400 Deliveroo riders are striking over pay and conditions today, amid growing pressure for it to improve working practices and rights. The post Deliveroo riders on strike over pay and conditions appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    Investment giants opt out of Deliveroo flotation over workers’ rights

    Photo: Shutterstock Gig economy firms have been given a stark warning over the treatment of gig workers by two of the UK’s largest fund managers. Aberdeen Standard and Aviva Investors, which manage over £800bn combined, have said they will not take part in Deliveroo’s forthcoming flotation because of the working conditions of its riders. David […] More

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    Uber agrees to give drivers minimum wage and employment rights

    Uber drivers James Farrar (left) and Yaseen Aslam arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal in an earlier hearingPA Images / Alamy Stock Photo Uber has agreed to give its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions, following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers last month. It will pay drivers […] More

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    Spain to be first in EU to give gig economy workers employee rights

    Photo: Shutterstock Spain is set to legislate to give employee rights to gig economy workers and unions in the country a far greater influence over the how the gig economy operates. Labour minister Yolanda Diaz said on 11 March that platform workers would be given employee status while unions would gain the right to access […] More

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    Deliveroo to pay drivers bonuses of up to £10,000

    Ed Rooney / Alamy Stock Photo Fast-food delivery giant Deliveroo has announced it is setting aside a £16 million ‘thank-you’ fund to reward its most loyal riders as part of its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange later this year. The payments range from £200 (given to drivers who have been with the business for at […] More

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    Couriers allege facial ID software used by Uber is ‘indirectly racist’

    Graphical_Bank / Shutterstock Drivers and couriers working with the Uber app have claimed they have been denied access because the company’s facial identification software is not consistently capable of recognising their faces and is indirectly racist. According to a report on Wired couriers were permanently fired, threatened with being fired and had accounts frozen because […] More

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    European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

    Photo: Shutterstock The European Commission on Wednesday began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms. The commission’s process is made up of two parts: the first, which will last six weeks, will see businesses, workers and unions consulted on “the need and direction of possible EU […] More

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    Uber ruling: what happens next?

    Photo: Lazyllama / Shutterstock The Uber ruling in the Supreme Court on 19 February 2021 established once and for all that in the UK the self-employed app-based driver model is no longer viable. But that doesn’t mean it will disappear overnight. The case of the 25 drivers named on the Uber v Aslam case will […] More

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    Matthew Taylor: ‘Government losing interest in reforms’

    Matthew Taylor, former interim director of labour market enforcement. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images Matthew Taylor, whose contract as interim director of labour market enforcement expired last month, has said there is a ‘deafening silence’ from the government over employment reforms. Taylor told the Guardian newspaper that reforms in areas such as zero-hour contracts and […] More

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