Is there a place for speedy grocery delivery startups in a post-COVID world? That depends on consumer habit.
The Fair Work Commission’s ruling that delivery rider Diego Franco was an employee of Deliveroo is a major legal win for Australia’s gig workers.
More people are getting involved in sex work, especially online – and it can be a lifeline for marginalized people.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Food-ordering platform Menulog has declared it will break with the standard contractor business model. But let’s not get too excited yet.
New changes to employment rules go hand in hand with the recent knocks to Deliveroo and Uber to suggest that a trend is emerging.
Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber’s Australian drivers to be treated as employees.
A rise in contract and gig work in professional and creative fields is affecting steady employment. Research shows that to maintain a career in these fields, a worker needs to consider family.
The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there’s still lots of work to do.
The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that drivers are entitled to workers’ rights.
Freelancers who have lost work during the COVID-19 crisis can take steps to ensure they have a successful long-term career in the post-pandemic period.
The widely reported unemployment rate – currently 6.3% – doesn’t fully reflect the reality of joblessness in the US economy.
COVID-19 has closed high streets and disrupted sales, and retailers have been looking for ways forward beyond traditional discount events.
Workers say they love the freedom of platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit but find it hard to earn a livable wage. Cooperatives that give worker-owners a voice in how they are run offer a solution.
With the recession exposing more workers to the vagaries of gig work, it’s more urgent than ever to close the legal loopholes that deny workers employment rights.
Under municipal control, or through public-private partnerships, platforms technology could transform service delivery to citizens.
Handing management to algorithms creates ‘black-box bosses" whose decision-making is hard to understand or question.
The earned income tax credit lifts around 6 million of the working poor out of poverty every year, but with the economy hammered by COVID-19, many might not get the benefit they need.
Policy makers and arts sectors together need to reimagine how we might organize contracts, leverage networks and change supports to create more long-term opportunities for arts workers in Canada.
The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.