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Food delivery couriers congregate in Turin, Italy. (Shutterstock)

6 challenges of being a gig worker during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
Poster showing ‘The Leader of the Luddites’ (1812) Wikimedia Commons

I’m a Luddite. You should be one too

Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.
Some workers prefer a hybrid approach, whereby they can alternate between working at home and in the office. Getty Images

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

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.
Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to a British Supreme Court decision that ruled Uber drivers should be classified as workers and not self-employed contractors. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

British Uber driver win is promising, but gig workers still need basic rights

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.

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