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"Uber Australia’s deal with the transport workers union signals the Albanese government won’t mess about with attempts to reclassify gig workers as employees."
"Uber Australia’s deal with the transport workers union signals the Albanese government won’t mess about with attempts to reclassify gig workers as employees."
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"With customers and workers both being squeezed, what does the future look like?"
"With customers and workers both being squeezed, what does the future look like?"
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"Two-thirds of freelancers on Fiverr say they’re servicing the NFT industry. But is it sustainable?"
"Two-thirds of freelancers on Fiverr say they’re servicing the NFT industry. But is it sustainable?"
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"Two-thirds of freelancers on Fiverr say they’re servicing the NFT industry. But is it sustainable?"
"Two-thirds of freelancers on Fiverr say they’re servicing the NFT industry. But is it sustainable?"
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"Shashi Tharoor warns that the Indian government’s inept policies could have potentially explosive consequences."
"Shashi Tharoor warns that the Indian government’s inept policies could have potentially explosive consequences."
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>"Resolution Foundation thinktank report says third of ‘returners’ on temporary or zero-hours contracts"
>"Resolution Foundation thinktank report says third of ‘returners’ on temporary or zero-hours contracts"
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"This would be enormous for gig workers, independent contractor truckers, and a host of other people who are effectively employees but not designated (or compensated) that way."
"This would be enormous for gig workers, independent contractor truckers, and a host of other people who are effectively employees but not designated (or compensated) that way."
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"Platform firms should assess the damage that unfair terms of employment may cause their own prospects"
"Platform firms should assess the damage that unfair terms of employment may cause their own prospects"
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Those who work in the gig economy look set to see changes to the way they work, but the platforms that employ them are not going to give up their business model without a fight.
Those who work in the gig economy look set to see changes to the way they work, but the platforms that employ them are not going to give up their business model without a fight.
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This is what happens when technology meets archaic legislation. They try to shoehorn everything into existing legislation; which is like smashing a round peg into a square hole. The only way this works out with greatest benefit to all _...Read More_
This is what happens when technology meets archaic legislation. They try to shoehorn everything into existing legislation; which is like smashing a round peg into a square hole. The only way this works out with greatest benefit to all _...Read More_
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"Draft legislation would improve status of millions of workers, with likely knock-on effect on UK despite Brexit"
"Draft legislation would improve status of millions of workers, with likely knock-on effect on UK despite Brexit"
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"The delivery app raced to a $1 billion valuation, promising to transform a problem-prone industry. Striking riders say it’s no different from its peers."
"The delivery app raced to a $1 billion valuation, promising to transform a problem-prone industry. Striking riders say it’s no different from its peers."
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This is a great column on the lies perpetuated by Uber/Lyft but we must never forget that for over 10 years the greatest asset the gig economy had was a tech media that uncritically repeated and exaggerated its claims.
This is a great column on the lies perpetuated by Uber/Lyft but we must never forget that for over 10 years the greatest asset the gig economy had was a tech media that uncritically repeated and exaggerated its claims.
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"Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies, and to organize into unions and stage strikes."
"Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies, and to organize into unions and stage strikes."