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    Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

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    Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 11 Sep 2018, 11:41 am

    Labour would extend workers' rights and "restore the balance of power in the workplace", shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to pledge.

    He will promise more rights for people working in the so-called gig economy.

    In his speech to the Trades Union Congress in Manchester, Mr McDonnell will say a "new workplace environment" will boost productivity.

    What is the gig economy.

    Read more on this BBC News article HERE




    This is just a fancy word for "piece-work", where many people in the past only earned their wages by producing "numbers" of output.

    It is just another way to generate slave labour, and it should have been wiped off the face of British working practices many years ago.

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    Re: Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11:20 am

    I certainly agree that the people who are paid sweeties for doing this work should get all of the extras that an ordinary working person gets.

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    Re: Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 11:55 am

    I think that the worst of these contracts is the "Zero hour contracts"

    These contracts allow employers to lift and lay their workers any time they like and for how long they like.

    Read all about zero hours contracts HERE


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    Re: Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:31 am

    Yes, these things are a modern work hazard just like many others that the employers stick us with.
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    Re: Labour pledges 'gig economy' rights boost.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 16 Sep 2018, 11:39 am

    Surprisingly, some people actually like jobs with zero-hour contracts as they make their lives much simpler.


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