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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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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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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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18 January 2018

Commentary: Larry Fink's letter to CEOs is about more than "social initiatives"

Author: Judith Samuelson, Quartz at Work

By any measure, Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs this year is a game changer... Fink in his letter excels at both clarity and simplicity: “To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a...

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27 December 2017
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Author: رجاء سيف - صحيفة الغد

إعتصم العشرات من سائقي وأصحاب التاكسي الأصفر في عدد من المحافظات، إحتجاجاً على إقرار الحكومة نظام تقديم خدمات نقل الركاب عبر التطبيقات الذكية لسنة 2017....

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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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11 December 2017
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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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27 November 2017

Researchers identify three factors that make companies more prone to sexual harassment

Author: The Atlantic (USA)

"The 3 Things That Make Organizations More Prone to Sexual Harassment", 27 Nov 2017...

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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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