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27 Apr 2022

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Brazil: Government is studying the creation of a social-security system for mobile app workers, declares Labour Minister

"Brazil eyes social security plan for mobile app workers", 27 April 2022

...Brazil's government is studying the creation of a social-security system for mobile app workers, especially for delivery and transportation services, Labor Minister Jose Carlos Oliveira said on Wednesday.

Technology companies and gig workers would contribute to the new welfare system, which will be proposed as legislation before the end of this year, the minister told reporters...

The aim is to reduce precarious conditions for app workers, whose numbers have increased exponentially in recent years with the growth of ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies and 99, along with food delivery services like Rappi and iFood.

One challenge in Brazil has been how to include app workers in social security coverage, allowing them to receive more than a minimum wage when they retire, without making them subject to the country's strict labor code for full-time employees...

The proposal under analysis would involve payments by the companies while establishing that there is no formal employment relationship with their workers, Dalcolmo said...

Uber, 99 and iFood all said in separate statements that they support inclusion of app workers in social security coverage with platforms contributing their part...

Delivery services firm iFood said the upcoming bill must be in line with new work models that give workers autonomy, and that it defends that companies should be responsible for most of the contributions required.

Rappi said it was taking part in the discussions through ABO2O, an association of which it is a member...