Gig economy

Deliveroo riders are not employees, Supreme Court rules

Riders hired by Deliveroo do not have an employment relationship with the food delivery giant and cannot be represented by a trade union, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Acas launches predictable working pattern consultation

Workplace arbitration body Acas has launched a consultation into its Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern, ahead of new legislation.

Veezu to be taken to tribunal over drivers’ employment status

Taxi and private-hire platform Veezu is being taken to employment tribunal by law firm Leigh Day to contest the employment status of its workers.

HR can help create ethical and equitable gig work

It’s very easy to pick holes in the gig economy. Many gig workers experience unstable work, long hours, below-average pay and have little to no legal protection.

Is the gig up for the gig economy? (Part two)

The gig economy continues to be a hot topic for discussion as the UK works on its position on fair work. Dan Cave uncovers the current climate and explores the alternatives.

Is the gig up for the gig economy? (Part one)

The gig economy continues to be a hot topic for discussion as the UK works on its position on fair work. Dan Cave uncovers the current climate and explores the alternatives.

EU moves to give gig workers rights and protect them from AI

The European Council has announced its intentions to give gig workers in Europe the same rights as employees, and establish rules on AI’s use in the workplace.

Half of UK gig economy workers paid below minimum wage

Half (52%) of UK gig economy workers earn below minimum wage, according to a study by the University of Bristol.

Just Eat couriers fired by AI, report finds

Just Eat food delivery couriers have been thrown off the app for alleged overpayments as small as £1.35, according to a new report by campaign group Worker Info Exchange.

Just Eat employees forced to take up gig economy model

Takeaway delivery company Just Eat has announced it will be reorganising jobs in the UK, cutting back the employment rights of its couriers.

Gig workers given go-ahead in backdated holiday tribunal

An employment appeal tribunal has allowed 45 medical couriers to pursue a claim for unlimited backdated holiday pay.

MPs back workers’ right to request regular hours

A private member’s bill giving workers the legal right to request a predictable working pattern has found cross-party support in the House of Commons.