United Kingdom - Gig economy contracts questioned - April 30, 2017
The Work and Pensions Committee in parliament has published the contracts it has received in its inquiry into Self-employment and the gig economy, and related correspondence. Some of the problems of the contracts - the clauses they contain and the way they are written - were highlighted in the evidence session with Uber, Hermes, Deliveroo and Amazon, and the Committee asked to see copies of them, which they have now supplied. The Committee’s chair stated that these companies parade the ‘flexibility’ their model offers to drivers but it seems the only real flexibility is enjoyed by the companies themselves.
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