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“Toss a coin to your Witcher, preferably at a rate consummate with local minimum wage laws.”
Cleaners, couriers and security guards flock to grassroots groups that challenge the rules of workplace organisation
The troubled food delivery business is up for sale, but at what price?
Company risks $500m hit if it treats contractors as employees, but changes could irk riders
Those working for the app have learnt a few tricks about survival in the gig economy
Contractors are required to do much more than the job in hand before they are paid for it
Company faced French claims it should be regulated as estate agent
Less than a quarter of workers in the sector are saving for retirement, according to government figures
Campaigners concede gig economy showing responsibility by revealing serious incidents
Recruiting and employing a carer for your children is more costly and complex than many imagine
Labour targets five major UK businesses for alleged bad work practices
The next government should meddle less and encourage more of us to save
Hyperflexible models allow companies to cherry-pick the most productive workers
The company’s new click and collect offering speaks to wider structural issues in the industry.
We ignore the reputation economy at our cost
Ride-hailing group launches $90m campaign with Lyft and DoorDash over workforce status
Britain’s jobs performance, and its deep social discontent, provide an opportunity to improve working life
EU competition commissioner says collective bargaining would not be cartel-like behaviour
Many like the flexibility of the gig economy but they sacrifice earnings parity
It’s still jobs for the boys in Germany. Plus: Carrie Gracie on the fight for equal pay; gig workers’ gender pay gap; 100 women influencing UK engineering; women at the top in banking; female peacekeepers; period pain is a workplace question
Some say the ride hailing app’s exposure could be as large as £1.1bn.
Uber Works to debut in Chicago as company continues to diversify beyond ride-hailing
Technology deregulation and the decline of unions lie behind this state of affairs
WeWork’s pulled IPO is latest case of digital utopians crashing into the real world